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Decentralization - Key Issues, Major Trends and Future Developments

by Lidija R. Basta

Decentralization is presented as a concept of government organization and method of government management. Legal traditions, the institutional structure of government, the tax system, the available human and financial resources, as well as development status all influence the decentralization process. The discussion on decentralization will, in the future, have to differentiate more between short-and long-term processes. The key issues addressed include major topics of decentralization and the factors which influence it. The article points out country cases of the South and those of Central and Eastern Europe.

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