hrcak mascot   Srce   HID

Pregledni rad

The Size of Local Units – European Tendencies and Croatian Dilemmas

Željko Pavić ; Retired Professor of Administrative Science at the Faculty of Law, Zagreb University

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (1 MB) str. 81-131 preuzimanja: 537* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Pavić, Ž. (2010). Veličina lokalnih jedinica – europske tendencije i hrvatske nedoumice. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, 10 (1), 81-131. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492
MLA 8th Edition
Pavić, Željko. "Veličina lokalnih jedinica – europske tendencije i hrvatske nedoumice." Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol. 10, br. 1, 2010, str. 81-131. https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492. Citirano 17.02.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Pavić, Željko. "Veličina lokalnih jedinica – europske tendencije i hrvatske nedoumice." Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava 10, br. 1 (2010): 81-131. https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492
Harvard
Pavić, Ž. (2010). 'Veličina lokalnih jedinica – europske tendencije i hrvatske nedoumice', Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, 10(1), str. 81-131. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492 (Datum pristupa: 17.02.2020.)
Vancouver
Pavić Ž. Veličina lokalnih jedinica – europske tendencije i hrvatske nedoumice. Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava [Internet]. 2010 [pristupljeno 17.02.2020.];10(1):81-131. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492
IEEE
Ž. Pavić, "Veličina lokalnih jedinica – europske tendencije i hrvatske nedoumice", Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava, vol.10, br. 1, str. 81-131, 2010. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492. [Citirano: 17.02.2020.]

Sažetak
The author analyses one of the problems of territorial division – whether to divide the state territory into large or small local units. Since there is no solution in the form of »medium-sized municipalities«, the author has shown different attitudes of various authors and arguments in favour of the first or second solution. Many European countries have undertaken radical local self-government reforms in the past sixty years with the intention to reduce the number of basic local units, which
meant an increase in the territory and the population of local units. The paper has shown these processes in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands,Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, and Romania. The changes are explained by the aspiration to make the capacities of local units sufficiently large to be ableto perform the tasks that fulfil the basic needs and interests of their citizens. In Slovenia, the process was reversed – the number of Slovenian municipalities kept
growing because the aim was to decrease the number of their inhabitants. The author has shown this carefully conducted five-year reform. Hungary also increased the number of its municipalities. France, on the contrary, retained the local selfgovernment system from the 19th century with a large number of small municipalities. After gaining independence, Croatia increased the number of municipalities
drastically, from 100 to 418, thus choosing the model with a large number of small municipalities. The process of establishment of new municipalities continued, and their number increased to 429 (and 3.142 inhabitants in average). The majority of Croatian municipalities – 221 of them – have between 1.000 and 3.000 inhabitants. They encompass 51 per cent of the total number of municipalities. Only six municipalities (1.4 per cent) have more than 10.000 inhabitants (5.1 per cent of
the total number of people living in municipalities), while five municipalities have less than 500 inhabitants. The smallest local unit has only 145 inhabitants. The ratio between the largest and the smallest municipality is 1 : 88. The author has shown some forms of special territorial structures where the territory is determined according to the action radius of certain services (special districts). Finally, the author analyses the process of continuous increase of Croatian municipalities together with the political circumstances that resulted in 429 municipalities, and suggests possible reform measures to improve the current situation. The cathegory of towns has not been analysed in this paper (127 of them in Croatia. Key words:

Hrčak ID: 135492

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/135492

[hrvatski]

Posjeta: 675 *