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Suggestions for local and regional self-government reform in Croatia

Ivan Koprić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-9086-6937 ; full professor of Administrative Science, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, and president of the Institute of Public Ad- ministration, Zagreb)

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (1 MB) str. 941-958 preuzimanja: 689* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Koprić, I. (2010). Prijedlozi za reformu lokalne i regionalne samouprave u Hrvatskoj. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, 10 (4), 941-958. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285
MLA 8th Edition
Koprić, Ivan. "Prijedlozi za reformu lokalne i regionalne samouprave u Hrvatskoj." Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol. 10, br. 4, 2010, str. 941-958. https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285. Citirano 21.02.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Koprić, Ivan. "Prijedlozi za reformu lokalne i regionalne samouprave u Hrvatskoj." Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava 10, br. 4 (2010): 941-958. https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285
Harvard
Koprić, I. (2010). 'Prijedlozi za reformu lokalne i regionalne samouprave u Hrvatskoj', Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, 10(4), str. 941-958. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285 (Datum pristupa: 21.02.2020.)
Vancouver
Koprić I. Prijedlozi za reformu lokalne i regionalne samouprave u Hrvatskoj. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava [Internet]. 2010 [pristupljeno 21.02.2020.];10(4):941-958. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285
IEEE
I. Koprić, "Prijedlozi za reformu lokalne i regionalne samouprave u Hrvatskoj", Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol.10, br. 4, str. 941-958, 2010. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285. [Citirano: 21.02.2020.]

Sažetak
The paper begins with a comment on the sequence of previous attempts at decentralisation and a description of current efforts made concerning the decentralisation process. Fourteen suggestions for substantive decentralisation are elaborated. A substantive decentralisation is the only reasonable decentralisation form if local and regional self-government is to be constituted as one of the key actors of economic and social development, and of economic stability of the country. These fourteen sugges-
tions include: (1) designing a decentralisation strategy; (2) strengthening the structure for regional development; (3) maintaining the two-tier system of territorial self-government, which should nevertheless differ from the existing model; (4) forming five regions instead of the existing twenty
counties; (5) merging more than 550 local units into 150 large municipalities; (6) maintaining and strengthening forms of intra-municipal self-government; (7) reshaping counties into state administrative units with the implementation of one-stop-shop principle, by reducing them to ten units and by widening their competences to the tasks of the existing branch of-
fices of various ministries; (8) strengthening the financial capacity of local self-government so as to rise the share of local expenditures in the general state expenditures to 25 per cent in the next five years; (9) considering the introduction of mixed electoral system, so as to introduce plurality representation along with proportional; (10) establishing an Agency for Local Civil Servants as a central level independent body; (11) establishing
an integrated information system on local governments; (12) transferring certain state administrative tasks to larger local self-government units; (13) forming an group of experts that would professionaly prepare decentralisation; (14) planning decentralisation so that the whole programme will have been finished by 2017 local elections. The author has also made suggestions for the another scenario – improvement of the existing cen-
tralised model of state organisation, primarily via deeper differentiation between the objectively different local units, and stimulation and imposition of intermunicipal cooperation.

Ključne riječi
local and regional self-government – Croatia; development; decentralisation; centralised and decentralised state organisation; territorial structure

Hrčak ID: 135285

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/135285

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