Devolution of Government in the Ex-Communist Countries: Some Explanatory Frameworks

Part of the Urban Research International book series (URI, volume 2)


In the majority of countries existing presently on the territory of the former Soviet bloc, the new political establishments that came to power after 1989 declared their intention to launch democratic reforms. Part and parcel of such programmatic declarations were plans to decentralize or, at least, to de-concentrate government to sub-national territorial units. Decentralization reforms of some kind were then actually launched in many of those countries, with varying degree of determination and success.


Political Culture Explanatory Framework Communist Country Candidate Country East Central 
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