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This edited collection provides a comprehensive geographic and chronological overview of the decentralisation processes in the successor states of former Yugoslavia and Albania during their transition and EU integration years, from 1990 until 2016. These countries present a unique laboratory for the analysis of economic, social and political change, having traversed armed conflicts, dramatic economic and political changes, and EU pre-accession processes involving deep institutional reform. They have also endured the Eurozone crisis, which has led to high levels of unemployment, wide fiscal gaps and dangerously high levels of indebtedness.
Observing the quarter century-long transition from socialism to capitalism through the prism of decentralisation sheds new light on studying the political economy of the region and the current status of the individual countries in terms of economic development and their EU integration progress. The contributors enrich the wider literature on fiscal decentralisation in transition countries by exploring several broad questions on democratisation, the political economy of post-communist transition, the role of external actors in policy transfer and the issue of financial stability in the post-crisis period.
Europeanisation and the Political Economy of Decentralisation
Crisis, Policy Reversals, and Local Government Debt
Local Governments in Transition and the Political Economy of Ethnicity
Albania: Struggling with the Legacy of Extreme Centralisation
- Fiscal Decentralisation, Local Government and Policy Reversals in Southeastern Europe
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Dr. William Bartlett
Dr. Sanja Kmezić
Prof. Katarina Đulić