Political Elites and Decentralization Reforms in the Post-Socialist Balkans

Regional Patronage Networks in Serbia and Croatia

  • Alexander Kleibrink

Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alexander Kleibrink
    Pages 1-35
  3. Alexander Kleibrink
    Pages 36-59
  4. Alexander Kleibrink
    Pages 83-101
  5. Alexander Kleibrink
    Pages 102-120
  6. Alexander Kleibrink
    Pages 121-151
  7. Alexander Kleibrink
    Pages 152-175
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 176-231

About this book


Across the globe, more powers are being devolved to local and regional levels of government. This book provides an innovative analysis of such decentralisation in transition states in the Balkans. Using new and rich data, it shows how political elites use decentralisation strategically to ensure their access to state resources.


Political elites decentralisation Balkans Serbia Croatia transition states local government regional government Electoral System government Institution reforms

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Kleibrink
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-BuildingGermany
  2. 2.Free University BerlinGermany

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