New Forms of Dependency in Central and Eastern Europe? Reflections on State—Third Sector Relations in Public Service Provision in Post-Communist Countries

  • Roxana Radu
  • Daniel Pop
Part of the IIAS Series: Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)


Since the 1980s, the importance of the third sector1 has grown steadily. Complementing the changes in state governance, the new functions acquired by civil society organisations (CSOs) in the field of service delivery have redefined public-private relationships in an unprecedented way. Belatedly affected by this transformation after the breakdown of communism, the voluntary sector in the countries of Central and Eastern European (CEE) has faced a particularly interesting challenge: grown out of the dissident tradition and redefining its stance towards government during the transition period, it is now tackling the influence of EU multi-annual planning schemes, resulting in a paradigm shift in budgeting matters.


Civil Society Nonprofit Sector Structural Fund Voluntary Sector European Social Fund 
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