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International Conference
DECENTRALIZATION POLICIES: RESHUFFLING THE SCENE



CONFERENCE PAPERS

Panel 1: Decentralisation policies and processes

“Municipal reform in Mexico, a master strategy development and genuine democratic decentralization"
Dr Roberto Moreno Espinosa, International Academy Politico-Administrative Sciences and Future Studies


“Value systems in the Hungarian sub-national governance reforms” (abstract)
Dr Zoltán Grünhut and Dr Ákos Bodor, Institute for Regional Studies CERS HAS, Pécs, Hungary

Panel 2: Decentralisation as democratisation

"Emphasising the Government in Local Government: Reframing Values and Purpose” (abstract)
Professor Dr Colin Copus, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


“Political decentralisation in South Africa”
Professor Dr Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town, South Africa

“Co-production as a new approach to quality improvement in local self-government”
Dr Jasmina Džinić, PhD, Department for Administrative Science, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Panel 3: Decentralisation and quality of public services

“Decentralization of the provision of educational services in Mexico”
Professor Dr Mauricio Covarrubias, National Autonomous University of Mexico


“Local Government Responsiveness in Macedonia: Social Audit in Action”
Professor Dr Aleksandra Maksimovska and Professor Dr Aleksandar Stojkov, Law Faculty Iustinianus Primus, University Ss. Ciryl and Metodij, Skopje, Macedonia


“Local units’ size as determinant factor for performance and quality measurement in Croatia”
Dr Romea Manojlović, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Panel 4: Territorial restructuring policies

“Diversity, Territorial Autonomy and Radicalisation” (abstract)
Dr Daniel Bochsler, NCCR Democracy, University of Zurich, Switzerland


“Territorial Restructuring of Local Government Through Integrated Inter-Municipal Cooperation: Trends, Potentials and Problems” (abstract)
Dr Mihovil Škarica, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

“Regionalism and sub-regional representation: a guide for potential county reorganisation of Croatia”
Dr Vedran Đulabić and Dr Dario Čepo, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Panel 5: Local capacities and decentralisation

“Personnel capacities in Local Self-government: Croatia and countries in the region” (presentation)
Professor Dr Gordana Marčetić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia


“Capacity of sub-municipal government for decentralisation”
Professor Dr Mirko Klarić, Faculty of Law, University of Split, Croatia

Panel 6: Regionalism in South-East Europe

"Lessons from territorial reforms in Hungary"
Professor Dr Illona Palne Kovacs, Institute for Regional Studies CERS HAS, Pécs, Hungary


“Local Self-Government in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Current State and Challenges”
Muhamed Mujakić

Panel 7: Local and regional development

“European Union’s Opportunity Structures for Harmonious Regional Development: Experiences from Slovenia” (abstract)
Professor Dr Damjan Lajh, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


“Reforming management of water services in Croatia: choosing between more centralization, some privatization or better municipalisation” (abstract)
Dr Anka Kekez Koštro, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Enes Ćerimagić, Tomislav Domes, Tomislav Tomašević, NGO Green Action, Zagreb, Croatia

Panel 8: Urban areas and decentralisation

“Is rationalization of local government impossible in France? The case of urban areas" (presentation)
Professor Dr Michele Breuillard, University of Lille, France


“Status of Serbian towns in the light of recent steps towards a national decentralisation strategy”
Professor Dr Bogoljub Milosavljević and Dr Jelena Jerinić, Union University School of Law, Serbia


“Decentralization of the City Administration and Competences of Decentralized City Units” (abstract)
Dr Dejan Vučetić, Faculty of Law, University of Niš, Serbia

Panel 9: Decentralisation in times of austerity

“Fiscal decentralisation or centralisation in Hungary local government” (abstract)
Dr László Kákai, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs, Hungary


“Local Governments’ Cooperation in Poland: Conclusions on the Basis of Financial Links Analysis” (presentation)
Dr Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Panel 10: Central-local relations

“Central-local relations in Flanders. Structural reforms, scale and decentralization"
Koenraad De Ceuninck and Herwig Reynaert, Centre for Local Politics, Ghent University, Belgium

“Centralization vs. decentralization: The case of public health-care”
Professor Dr Pekka Kettunen, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Panel 11: Summary and closing session

“Decentralisation and Multi-Level Governance in West Europe: An Overview” (presentation)
Professor Dr Carlo Panara, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


“Decentralizing Unitary Governments without a Map, or Learning How to Salsa When We Only Know the Polka”
Professor Dr Jill L. Tao, Global College of Law, Commerce and Public Affairs, Incheon National University, South Korea

“Experiences, Problems and Prospects of Local Government in the Western Balkan Region” (presentation)
Professor Dr Ivan Koprić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ph.D. Workshop

“How does the ethnic conflict relate to autonomy?” (presentation)
Orsolya Oppe, Institute for Regional Studies CERS HAS, Pécs, Hungary


“Participatory Budgeting at the Local Level: the Case Study od Tartu, Estonia”
Jelizaveta Krenjova, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia & Kristina Reinsalu, Institute of Media and Communication, University of Tartu, Estonia

“Decentralization Policies, Subnational Autonomy and the Federal Executive Power: a Comparison of Brazil and Mexico”
Ieva Vezbergaite, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Turkey


“Recentralization or decentralization? Territorial reforms in Greece and role of economic crisis” (abstract)
Péter Kacziba, Institute for Regional Studies CERS HAS, Pécs, Hungary

“The impact of local self-government capacity on territorial state administration”
Iva Lopižić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

“Citizen Participation in public administration: the case of Croatian local government”
Petra Đurman, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia


“The connection between the departments of the state administration and the local unites departments of the self-government in the Republic of Serbia in doing its tasks due to original authorities”
Aleksandar Antić, Faculty of Law University of Kragujevac, Serbia

“Analysis of City Governance Types in the Republic of Croatia” (presentation)
Daria Dubajić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb