Regional Sustainable Development and Public Administration Reform in Romania
Annual Journal of the Center of Public Administration, 2004
8 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2008
Date Written: December 20, 2004
The strategies of sustainable development emphasize the interdependence between the local and the global, between the already developed countries and the ones following this course, underlining the necessity of cooperation within economical, social and environmental sections. Since the overthrow of the Communist regime at the start of the last decade, Romania has had the objective of joining the European Union for both political and economic reasons as well as membership of NATO. However, well before this, Romania was the first country of Central and Eastern Europe to have official relations with the European Community. There is a need for clearer authority and responsibility across the public administration which should perhaps start with a clearer strategy and set of principles for sharing authority, responsibility and accountability across the different organisations and levels of government.
Keywords: regional development, sustainable development, public administration reform
JEL Classification: A10, D73, H83
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