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The Hungarian administrative system: from centralization to regionalization and back

Year 2020, Volume 3, Issue 1, 23 - 40, 09.05.2020

Abstract

The paper deals with the development of the administrative system in Hungary with a special focus on centralisation and decentralisation processes. It considers the historical patterns and the geographical characteristics of Hungary, and their impact on the above processes. It also examines the legacy of the socialist period, and the possibility of regionalisation in a highly centralised era. The paper discusses the impact of EU membership and the new structure of regionalism in Hungary, and finally, the most recent changes towards a stronger centralisation in administration, and its motives.

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Year 2020, Volume 3, Issue 1, 23 - 40, 09.05.2020

Abstract

References

  • Balázs. I et al. (2014): Local Self-Government in Hungary. Observatory on Local Administration, http://real.mtak.hu/31805/1/mono_hungary_en_2014.pdf
  • Enyedi, G (1996): Regionális folyamatok Magyarországon az átmenet időszakában (Regional processes in Hungary in the transition period). Budapest. Ms.
  • Horváth, G (2005): Decentralisation, Regionalism and the Modernizazion of the Regional Economy in Hungary: A European Comparision. In: Barta, G et al. (eds.): Hungarian Spaces and Places: Patterns of Transition. Pécs: Centre for Regional Studies, pp. 50-63.
  • Horváth, G - Rechnitzer, J (eds.) (2000): Magyarország területi szerkezete és folyamatai az ezredfordulón (Territorial structure and processes in Hungary at the turn of the millennium). Pécs: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Regional Researches.
  • Lapsánszky, A – Patyi, A – Takács, A (2017): A közigazgatás szervezete és szervezeti joga (Tre organization and law of administration). Dialóg Campus, Budapest
  • Pálné Kovács, I (2007): Regional Decentralisation in Central and Eastern Europe. Political Studies of Pécs IV., University of Pécs
  • Pálné Kovács, I (2017): Regionalisation in Hungary: once again a centralised country. Assembly of European Regions, 10 September. https://aer.eu/regionalisation-hungary-centralised-country/
  • Rosta, M (2015): Schizophrenic public administration reform in Hungary. Tension between anti-NPM systemic and pro-NPM organizational reforms. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe, 3 (2), pp. 183-206.
  • Somodyné Pfeil, E (2005): Balancing Between Transition and Modernity: Principles and Institutions of Regional Planning in Hungary. In: Barta, G et al. (eds.): Hungarian Spaces and Places: Patterns of Transition. Pécs: Centre for Regional Studies, pp. 106-123.
  • Tóth, J (1994): Urbanization and Spatial Structure in Hungary. GeoJournal 32 (4), pp. 343-350.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Political Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Tamás SZİGETVÁRİ> (Primary Author)
Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
0000-0002-5729-3153
Hungary

Publication Date May 9, 2020
Application Date December 12, 2019
Acceptance Date April 15, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2020, Volume 3, Issue 1

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APA Szigetvári, T. (2020). The Hungarian administrative system: from centralization to regionalization and back . Journal of Political Administrative and Local Studies , 3 (1) , 23-40 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jpaljournal/issue/54233/652902

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