Local Government in Czechoslovakia 1918 - 1938 and its Impact on Economy of Municipalities in the Czech and Slovak Republics

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Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Management and administrative
Keywords municipal government; public administrationů economic development; public finance; local budgets
Description The paper deals with the historical development of municipal government in the context of the development of public administration as a whole during the First Czechoslovak Republic, in which the Czech and Slovak nations functioned as an independent state for the first time in history. It discusses the historical consequences of this situation in relation to current issues and problems affecting local government in the Czech and Slovak Republics. The paper is based on the concept of studying the history of contemporary phenomena in terms of the territorial self-government of the Czech and Slovak Republics with an emphasis on the economic context of this issue. If the past is studied, it can be seen that certain elements (the high fragmentation of municipalities, redistribution of competences, municipal debts, the problem of regulation, etc.) arising during the political and administrative developments of the early 20th century are still in existence at the present time, when the Czech Republic and Slovakia are independent states as a result of the dissolution of Czechoslovakia after the Velvet Revolution.
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