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Budget transparency innovation in the Czech local government

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Budget transparency innovations bring new extent and forms of transparency. The aim of the article is to explore the diffusion of budget explorers, that is, a budget transparency innovation extremely popular in the Czech Republic, and to evaluate their impact on voluntary budget information disclosed.

Careful mapping of the diffusion using a survey of budget explores in 72 former Czech district towns and media analysis shows that the key success factor was its convenience for politicians, as it is attractive, easy to implement and up-to-date demonstration of their transparency. Budget explorers are nowadays a standard extension to accounting software, and their usage is evaluated in several government transparency competitions.

The major benefit of the budget explorers is that they made for the first time publicly available detailed public financial information, changed the standard of best practice and drew some public attention. At the same time, they, unfortunately, narrowed the scope of the budget transparency debate by omitting the importance of the draft budget and introduction of performance measurement.

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Place-based collaboration: Leadership for a changing world

. Urban innovation, competition and democratic reform (pp. 163–76). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave. Hambleton, R. (2009). Civic leadership for Auckland. An international perspective. Royal Commission on Auckland Governance, 4 (11), 515–52. Hambleton, R. (2015). Leading the inclusive city. Place-based innovation for a bounded planet. Bristol: The Policy Press. Hambleton, R., & Howard, J. (2012). Public sector innovation and local leadership in the UK and the Netherlands. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Harvey, D. (2012). Rebel cities

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Audiovisual Policymaking in Estonia at Times of Convergence: An ‘Innovation System’ as a Policy Rationale

October 2015). Hartley, John; Potts, Jason 2014. Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation. London: Bloomsbury. Ibrus , Indrek 2012. ‘The AV Industry’s Microcompanies Encounter Multiplatform Production’. - Indrek Ibrus, Carlos A. Scolari (eds.), Crossmedia Innovations: Texts, Markets, Institutions. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 219-242. Ibrus , Indrek 2015a. ‘Kultuur visualiseerub ja rikastub’. - Raivo Vetik (ed.), Eesti inimarengu aruanne 2014/2015. Tallinn: Eesti Koostöö Kogu, 222

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Technology Roadmaps, Innovation Journeys, and Nanoworld: A Spatio-temporal Consolidation of the EC Nanotechnology Policy

– NanoGeoPolitics: ETC Group Surveys the Political Landscape NanoGeoPolitics. ETC Group Special Report – Communiqué , July/August 2005, No. 89. EuroBarometer. (2010). Biotechnology Report. Special Eurobarometer 341 / Wave 73.1 – TNS Opinion & Social . http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_341_en.pdf (August 2016). European Commission. (1995). Green Paper on Innovation. Commission of the European Communities . Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. European Commission. (2004). Communication from the Commission

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Local government reform – Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose?

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The perceived deficiencies in Ireland’s local government system have frequently been diagnosed, resulting in reports, White and Green Papers and action plans. This article reviews the main reform trajectories, paying particular attention to developments since 1971 and demonstrating that the reforms which did occur were affected by national and international developments. The form, functioning and financing of local government were recurrent themes in the reform documents, and these aspects are specifically examined. Political, administrative and decision-making structures are found to have been altered; the scope of existing functional programmes and the modes of implementation have changed noticeably; and, although the issue of local funding sources has been tackled, the centre’s financial hegemony has not been eliminated. Despite the insights of the reform documents, there is little evidence of a clear and consistent philosophy underpinning reform, so the cumulative changes represent a unique blend of innovation, incrementalism and entrenchment.

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The fuzzy concept of collaborative governance: A systematic review of the state of the art

), samskabelse (co-production) and samarbejdsdrevet innovation (collaborative innovation). As demonstrated by the example cited earlier, Sammenhængsreform (cohesive government reform) has been in vogue. Similar Norwegian terms are samstyring, nettverksstyring, samordning, samvirke, samhandling and samarbeid – with perhaps the difference of Danish having another term for co-production ( samskabelse ) whereas Norwegian has samordning as a word close to ‘coordination’. In the countries above, the use of terms partly overlaps with similar terms in English (in the UK

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The influence of age factors on the reform of the public service of Ukraine

, the Net Generation, the Internet Generation), as the main elements of heredity and generational change, play an important role in the reproduction of socio-structural and political components ( Howe and Strauss, 2007 ). Based on an analysis of scientific literature (e.g., Goessling, 2017 ; Ikrath, 2018 ; Khoshtaria, 2018 ; Kliestikova et al., 2019 ), it has been established that, having much greater innovation potential than other generations, representatives of Generation Z will promote the progressive development of society in the case of successful

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Decision Making in Psychiatric Reform: A Case Study of the Czech Experience

in transition. Health System Review , 17 (17). Alexa J. Rec L. Votápková J. Ginneken E. Van Spranger A. Wittenbecher F. 2015 Czech Republic. Health systems in transition Health System Review 17 17 Bossert, T. (1998). Analyzing the decentralization of health systems in developing countries: decision space, innovation and performance, Social Science & Medicine , 47 (10), 1513–1527. 10.1016/S0277-9536(98)00234-2 Bossert T. 1998 Analyzing the decentralization of health systems in developing countries: decision space, innovation

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