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Jak fungují kraje – příspěvek k hodnocení výkonu krajských vlád

How Regions Function - An Attempt at Evaluating the Performance of Regional Governments
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Patočková, Věra; Illner, Michal; Kostelecký, Tomáš

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Abstract The article presents an analysis of the performance of regional governments -- the institutions representing the self- governing regions in the Czech Republic. The authors try to answer the question of whether regional governments function similarly or whether they vary in terms of performance, & if they do vary, how structured & how large are these differences. After a review of the position occupied by the regions in the Czech public administration system, & after assessing the ways in which regional government performance can be understood & measured & the accessibility of necessary data, indicators are proposed & used to create an aggregate index of regional government performance. An analysis based on these indicators shows that there are considerable differences between regional governments in terms of the structure & the level of their performance. Based on the performance index it was possible to distinguish regions with above- average, average, & below- average regional government performance. The territorial distribution of these groups & some other factors confirm the validity of these measurements.
Classification Area Development Planning, Regional Research; Administrative Science
Free Keywords Czech Republic; Public Administration; Regionalism; Government; Performance
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 967-992
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 43 (2007) 5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications