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Development Assistance for Africa as Part of the Chinese–American Rivalry

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An Insight into Operational Urban Development in Hungary in the Light of Regulation-Based Urban Development

. Budapest: Scolar. 2009. Bevezetés. In: Aczél, G.–Bajnai, L. Az akcióterületi terv módszertana és a városfejlesztő társaság . 2 nd , revised ed. Budapest: Scolar. 5–6. 2007. Városfejlesztés. Budapest: Scolar. BARTA, Gy. 2009. Integrált városfejlesztési stratégia: a városfejlesztés megújítása. Tér és Társadalom 23(3): 1–12. BENEDEK, József (2006). Területfejlesztés és regionális fejlődés [Settlement Development and Regional Development]. Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană BOOTH, P.–BREUILLARD, M.–FRASER, C.–PARIS, D. 2007

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President Trump’s Declarations on Official Development Assistance: A Change of Policy?

Works Cited Bagiński, P., and Kowalska M. Finansowanie rozwoju krajów słabiej rozwiniętych jako element polityki zagranicznej państw rozwiniętych , [in:] Pomoc rozwojowa dla krajów rozwijających się na przełomie XX i XXI wieku , ed. E. Latoszek. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo SGH, 2010. DAC Statistical Reporting Directives , DCD/DAC(2010)40/REV1, Development Cooperation Directorate, Development Assistance Committee. Paris: OECD, 2010. Deszczyński, P. Konceptualne podstawy pomocy rozwojowej . Poznań: Wydawnictwo UE, 2011. Easterly, W. Are Aid

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Project Management in Development Aid Industry – Public vs. Private

References Andersson, K., Auer, M., 2005. Incentives for Contractors in Aid-Supported Activities. In C. Gibson et al., eds. The Samaritan’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ayittey, G. B. N., 2005. Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa’s Future. London: Palgrave-MacMillan. Baarspul, H., Wilderom, C., 2011. Do Employees Behave Differently In Public- vs Private-Sector Organizations. Public Management Review, 13(7): 967-1003. Baland, J. M

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Path Dependence and Local (Self-)Government Systems: A Comparison of three CEE Countries

– Farrell, Henry (2004): Breaking the Path of Institutional Development? Alternatives to the New Determinism. Rationality and Society 16 (1): 5–43. Čapková, Soňa (2010): Slovakia: Local Government: Establishing Democracy at the Grassroots, in Loughlin, J. – Hendriks, F. – Lidström, A., eds., Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe . 552–576, Oxford University Press, New York. Čavojec, Jozef – Sloboda, Dušan (2005): Fiškálna decentralizácia a obce . Konzervatívny inštitút M. R. Štefánika, Bratislava. Čechák, Vladimír – Lacina, Karel

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Measurability of Social Development. Reflections on the Applicability of Social Progress Indices with Reference to Brexit

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The Discussion of Possible Savings based on the Efficiency Argument in the Smallest Municipalities? The Case Study of the Vysočina Region

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The unique municipality structure in the Czech Republic is one of the most interesting research topics in the Czech political space. The large number of municipalities with less than 1,000 or less than 500 inhabitants causes differences between Czech municipalities. There are differences in economic factors, differences in the development of municipalities, among other. All of these differences are discussed by experts, researchers and politicians in term of the efficiency of the smallest municipalities. The term ‘efficiency’ is used as the benchmark for a successful or an unsuccessful government. This research evaluates the argument of efficiency presented by Deborah Stone (2002). This argument was applied to the case of Kraj Vysočina, one of the regions with the largest number of the smallest municipalities in the Czech Republic. We analysed the selected argument of efficiency – economies of scale. Based on our quantitative analysis we have confirmed that evaluating municipalities through the prism of the economies of scale argument is not a good measurement of the efficiency of municipal government. The argument of efficiency is more complex and we cannot view it only in economics terms.

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Participatory Budgeting in the Major Cities in Poland – Case Study of 2018 Editions

Opportunities for a Transparent Government, Conference: European Conference on Digital Government (ECDG). Hildreth R. W. – Miller Steven A. (2018): From Projects to Problems: A Deweyan Analysis of Participatory Budgeting, Journal of Social Philosophy 49 (2): Summer 2018, pp 252–269. Hong, Sounman – Shine Cho, B. (2018): Citizen participation and the redistribution of public goods, Public Administration, 2018; 96: 481–496. International Fund for Agricultural Development (1999), Good Governance: an Overview. Kębłowski, Wojciech (2014): Budżet

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Endangered European Municipalities: A Systematic Outline of the Problem and Its Political Impact

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Dancing and Calculating: Culturally sustainable development and globalization in light of two paradigms of socio-cultural evolution

References Amin, S., 1990. Mal-Development - Anatomy of a Global Failure. London and New Jersey: United Nations University Press; Tokyo: Zed Books Ltd. Beck, U., 2005. Power in the Global Age: A New Global Political Economy. Malden, MA: Polity. Bidet, J., 1999. Théorie générale. Paris: PUF. Bloch, M., 1989. Feudal Society. Vol 1: The Growth and Ties of Dependence. Routledge. Bornschier, V., ed., 2005. Culture and Politics in Economic Development. Routledge. Bürkner

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