European Administrative Space - Balkan Realities

South-Eastern European Administrative Studies-ASsee Online Series, No. 3/2011

313 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2011

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Lucica Matei

National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA)

Davor Vašiček

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marija Kastelan Mrak

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics

Vinko Kandžija

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics

Alen Host

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics

Igor Cvecic

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics

Marco Meneguzzo

Independent

Gloria Fiorani

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cristina Mititelu

Independent

Ani I. Matei

National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA)

Germano Cipolletta

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Diana Camelia Iancu

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA)

Daniel Mihai Ungureanu

Independent

Nikolaos Lymouris

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jelena Matancevic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Vera Theofilaktou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roumiana Tsankova

Technical University-Sofia

Crina Radulescu

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) - Faculty of Public Administration

Carmen Savulescu

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA)

Massimo Bianchi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Morena Micetic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Danijela Sokolic

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics

Eleni Kitrinou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Panagiotis Grigoriou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ivan Nachev

Independent

Davor Mance

University of Rijeka

Luminita Gabriela Popescu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Margarita Shivergueva

Independent

Uros Pinteric

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniel Klimovsky

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Saša Drezgić

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics

Ivana Ilijasic-Versic

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Date Written: August 12, 2011

Abstract

Since the conceptual framework of the European Administrative Space (EAS) in 1990s, at least two convergent trends may be found out.

The first trend refers to EAS operationalisation as instrument and mechanism for assessing the reforms of the national public administrations. Herewith, we refer to the deepness of EAS content, which has become more comprehensive, incorporating the most significant aspects on the public administrations reforms.

The second trend refers to continuous enlargement of EAS area. The limits of this area are not the same with the EU limits and the internal processes of EAS do not have the same intensity as those of the European integration. Therefore, we may assert that the EAS reveals specific developments related to the traditions, history, administrative culture, national identity etc. of every state.

The regional characteristics on the development of public administrations are decisive and the administrative convergence will take them into account.

In this context, the current volume aims to reveal a few Balkan realities on EAS. Of course our approach is far from presenting the whole complexity of the phenomena and processes of public administrations in the Balkan states. The arguments on the above difficulty refer to: different stages for the Balkan states related to the European integration; diversity of the administrative models and cultures in the public administrations of the Balkan states; different levels of economic and social development in the Balkan area.

Even in those conditions, as the reader may conclude after studying the current volume, the ideal of European integration gets closer or gathers the national efforts and actions, incorporating them in a convergent trend related to the EAS principles and values.

The analyses and researches have aimed the following directions: EAS conceptualization and operationalisation in the Balkans; National experiences on the legal, administrative and institutional pillars of EAS; Convergence and Europeanization of the Balkan public administrations as premises of EAS development; Integrating the Balkan traditional administrative values into the EAS concept and practice.

Those major research-oriented directions have represented the pillar for several specialists’ studies and analyses, especially from academia, which have been selected for the actual volume.

The debates on the topics announced have been achieved in the framework of the Workshop: “European Administrative Space - Balkan Realities”, organized by the University of Rijeka on 18 - 19 February 2011.

At the same time, the content of the current volume completes the image of the activities and events organized in the framework of Jean Monnet project “South-Eastern European developments on the administrative convergence and enlargement of the European Administrative Space in Balkan states”, which has received funding from the European Community.

Keywords: european administrative space, administrative convergence, europeanization of public administration, balkan states

JEL Classification: D73

Suggested Citation

Matei, Lucica and Vašiček, Davor and Mrak, Marija Kastelan and Kandžija, Vinko and Host, Alen and Cvecic, Igor and Meneguzzo, Marco and Fiorani, Gloria and Mititelu, Cristina and Matei, Ani I. and Cipolletta, Germano and Iancu, Diana Camelia and Ungureanu, Daniel Mihai and Lymouris, Nikolaos and Matancevic, Jelena and Theofilaktou, Vera and Tsankova, Roumiana and Radulescu, Crina and Savulescu, Carmen and Bianchi, Massimo and Micetic, Morena and Sokolic, Danijela and Kitrinou, Eleni and Grigoriou, Panagiotis and Nachev, Ivan and Mance, Davor and Popescu, Luminita Gabriela and Shivergueva, Margarita and Pinteric, Uros and Klimovsky, Daniel and Drezgić, Saša and Ilijasic-Versic, Ivana, European Administrative Space - Balkan Realities (August 12, 2011). South-Eastern European Administrative Studies-ASsee Online Series, No. 3/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1908993

Lucica Matei (Contact Author)

National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) ( email )

6 Povernei Street
Bucharest, 010643
Romania
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HOME PAGE: http://www.snspa.ro

Davor Vašiček

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Marija Kastelan Mrak

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Ivana Filipovića 4
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

Vinko Kandžija

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Ivana Filipovića 4
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

Alen Host

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Ivana Filipovića 4
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

Igor Cvecic

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Ivana Filipovića 4
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

Marco Meneguzzo

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Gloria Fiorani

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Cristina Mititelu

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Ani I. Matei

National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) ( email )

6 Povernei street
Bucharest, 010643
Romania

HOME PAGE: http://www.snspa.ro

Germano Cipolletta

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Diana Camelia Iancu

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) ( email )

6 Povernei street
Bucharest, 010643
Romania

Daniel Mihai Ungureanu

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Nikolaos Lymouris

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jelena Matancevic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Vera Theofilaktou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Roumiana Tsankova

Technical University-Sofia ( email )

8 Kl. Ochridski bul.
Sofia, 1000
Bulgaria
+35929653243 (Phone)
+35929653487 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://fman.tu-sofia.bg

Crina Radulescu

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) - Faculty of Public Administration ( email )

6 Povernei str., Sector 1
Bucharest, 010643
Romania

Carmen Savulescu

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NSPSPA) ( email )

6 Povernei Street
Bucharest, 010643
Romania

Massimo Bianchi

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Morena Micetic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Danijela Sokolic

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Ivana Filipovića 4
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

Eleni Kitrinou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Panagiotis Grigoriou

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Ivan Nachev

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Davor Mance

University of Rijeka ( email )

Hahlic 6
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

Luminita Gabriela Popescu

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Margarita Shivergueva

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Uros Pinteric

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniel Klimovsky

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Saša Drezgić

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics ( email )

I.Filipovica 4
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia
+ 385 91 794 1315 (Phone)
+385 51 355129 (Fax)

Ivana Ilijasic-Versic

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities ( email )

Hahlic 6
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

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