Decentralization and Transition in the Visegrad

Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

  • Emil J. Kirchner

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Emil Kirchner, Thomas Christiansen
    Pages 1-18
  3. Thomas Christiansen
    Pages 19-33
  4. Nicholas Bernard
    Pages 34-52
  5. Jacek Zaucha
    Pages 53-79
  6. Lubomir Faltan, Vladimir Krivy
    Pages 102-131
  7. József Hegedüs
    Pages 132-158
  8. Andrzej Kowalczyk
    Pages 159-172
  9. Anna Zielinska-Glebocka
    Pages 173-190
  10. James Sperling
    Pages 191-207
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 223-237

About this book


The book assesses the democratization and marketization in the Visegrad states. It analyses the effectiveness of these emerging government structures at a regional and local level in terms of competencies and resources, makes comparisons with West European experiences at this level, and examines the role of external factors, especially the EU and international financial organisations, in the development of sub-national authorities in these countries.


democratization European security European Union (EU) government regionalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Emil J. Kirchner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EssexColchesterUK

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