Fiscal Decentralisation, Local Government and Policy Reversals in Southeastern Europe

Editors: Bartlett, Will, Kmezić, Sanja, Đulić, Katarina (Eds.)

    • Builds on the so-called 'second generation theory' of fiscal decentralisation
    • Addresses the issues of how the countries of former Yugoslavia and Albania evolved in the post-conflict period and how they responded to the global financial/Eurozone crisis
    • Explores 4 major sub-themes of decentralisation: political, administrative, functional and fiscal

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This edited collection provides a comprehensive geographic and chronological overview of the decentralisation processes in the successor states of former Yugoslavia and Albania during their transition and EU integration years, from 1990 until 2016. These countries present a unique laboratory for the analysis of economic, social and political change, having traversed armed conflicts, dramatic economic and political changes, and EU pre-accession processes involving deep institutional reform. They have also endured the Eurozone crisis, which has led to high levels of unemployment, wide fiscal gaps and dangerously high levels of indebtedness.

Observing the quarter century-long transition from socialism to capitalism through the prism of decentralisation sheds new light on studying the political economy of the region and the current status of the individual countries in terms of economic development and their EU integration progress. The contributors enrich the wider literature on fiscal decentralisation in transition countries by exploring several broad questions on democratisation, the political economy of post-communist transition, the role of external actors in policy transfer and the issue of financial stability in the post-crisis period.

About the authors

William Bartlett is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He is coordinator of the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in South East Europe and has carried out numerous research and consultancy projects, including those for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Training Foundation, UNDP and UNICEF.

Sanja Kmezić is Lecturer at the Karl Franzens University of Graz, Austria. Kmezić is a co-founder of the non-profit think tank European Research Academy Belgrade (EURAK), Serbia and has worked as an advisor on various international development programmes aimed at local government and public administration reform.

Katarina Đulić is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration in Belgrade, Serbia. She is also a co-founder of EURAK and has carried out numerous consultancy projects for the International Finance Corporation, USAID and SECO aimed at governance and public financial management reform.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Political Economy of Decentralisation and Local Government Finance in the Western Balkans: An Overview

    Bartlett, William (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Slovenia: Vertical Imbalance in Local Government Financing

    Brezovnik, Boštjan (et al.)

    Pages 21-52

  • Croatia: Instruments of Fiscal Equalisation

    Bajo, Anto (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

  • Serbia: Local Government Financing and Non-transparency of Fiscal Data

    Kmezić, Sanja (et al.)

    Pages 83-121

  • Montenegro: Volatile Municipal Revenues

    Kaluđerović, Jadranka (et al.)

    Pages 123-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fiscal Decentralisation, Local Government and Policy Reversals in Southeastern Europe
Editors
  • Will Bartlett
  • Sanja Kmezić
  • Katarina Đulić
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96092-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96092-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96091-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 327
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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