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

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The Romanian Pension System Reforms: Evidences from Legislative Roll Call Analysis

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Alternative Forms of Spirituality and the Socialization of a Self-Enhancing Subjectivity: Features of the Post-Secular Religious Space in Contemporary Romania

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The Quest for the Spiritual Self: Anti-Capitalist and Neo-Liberal Forms of Spirituality in Contemporary Romania

2 This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS - UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2515. REFERENCES Berger, P. (1967). The sacred canopy: Elements of a sociological theory of religion . New York: Anchor Books. Bruce, S. (2002). God is dead: Secularization in the West. Oxford: Blackwell. Bonewits, I. (2005). What Neo-pagans Believe or Neo-pagan Polytheology 101. [online] Available at: http://www.neopagan.net/NeopagansBelieve.html [Accessed 01

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Personal and Spiritual Development in Contemporary Romania: In Search of Ambivalence

2 This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS - UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2515. REFERENCES Binkley, S. (2009). The Work of Neoliberal Governmentality: Temporality and Ethical Substance in the Tale of Two Dads. Foucault Studies (6):60. Binkley, S. (2011). Happiness, positive psychology and the program of neoliberal governmentality. Subjectivity 4:371–394. Bondi, L. (2005). Working the spaces of neoliberal subjectivity: Psychotherapeutic

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Steps on Life Change and Spiritual Transformation: The Project of the Self

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The Concept of ‘Peasant Embourgeoisement’ in the Perspective of Different Historical Conjunctures

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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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Adjusting to population ageing: evidence for policy action

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