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Decentralisation and regionalisation in Bosnia-Herzegovina: issues and challenges

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2011) Decentralisation and regionalisation in Bosnia-Herzegovina: issues and challenges. LSEE Papers on Decentralisation and Regional Policy in South Eastern Europe (2). The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Decentralisation and regionalisation in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been primarily approached as a way to redefine the governing framework established under the Dayton Peace Agreement with the prime aim to facilitate ethnic conflict management in the aftermath of war. The paper loos at the impact this has had n the direction, profile and progress in the decentralisation process and its outcomes in terms of public service delivery at the local government level. It argues that strong political interests to preserve the status quo in terms of powers and resources vested in the intermediate levels government have made the separation of competencies and expenditures across different levels of government complex and complicated. This has resulted in a fragmented institutional and policy framework for the provision of public services and an overall poor quality of service delivery across the country.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/LS...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 09:20
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 23:06
Funders: John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63572

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