|Author (Person)||Brusis, Martin|
|Series Title||Regional and Federal Studies|
|Series Details||Vol.24, No.3, July 2014, p301-319|
|Publication Date||July 2014|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The article studies the impact of enlargement on subnational governments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. It compares the resources and political constellations of subnational governments and analyses how these variables interact with Europeanization to influence domestic intergovernmental relations, the management of structural funds and the European Union relations of subnational governments. The article argues that stronger regional governments (in Poland and the Czech Republic) have been able to resist attempts to centralize intergovernmental relations. Decentralizing reforms occurred where incumbent governing parties dominated subnational government (Poland). Under ‘vertically divided’ government (Czech Republic), subnational governments sought unmediated access to European Union institutions.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Czechia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Hungary, Poland|