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Vplyv samosprávnych krajov na rozvoj regiónu
The Impact of self-government regions on regional development

Author(s): Marta Hamalová, Ivana Gecikova
Subject(s): National Economy, Governance, Economic policy, Economic development, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Regional self-government; higher territorial administrative unit (HTAU); regional disparities; regional development; development actors; budget of HTAU; good governance;
Summary/Abstract: Regions in Slovakia during their more than ten years of existence present from aspect of their fundamental socio-economic characteristics the heterogeneous spatial units with significant differences in development level. To develop regions in accordance with the principles of regional policy, the regional self-government was created. So it presents the youngest form of self-government in Slovakia. Its mission is to fulfill the functions of territorial self-government above the municipal importance, which has given responsibilities, funds, property and other tools. Required by law self-governing regions are responsible for general regional development, but as it is clear from the context of the Act, which underlined the results described in this paper, in practical level their existence reduces more to the performance of the lawful powers, as an initiator of socio-economic development in the regions.

  • Page Range: 117-138
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Slovak