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Emília Sičáková-Beblavá, Martin Kollárik and Matúš Sloboda

. Moon, M. J. 2002. “The Evolution of e-Government among Municipalities: Rhetoric or Reality ?” Public Administration Review 62(4), 424 – 433. Mussa, A., P. Bebič and P. Durman. 2015. “Transparency and Openness in Local Governance: A Case of Croatian Cities.” HKJU – CCPA 15(2), 415 – 450. Nižňanský, V. (ed.). 2005. Decentralizácia na Slovensku: Bilancia nekonečného príbehu 1995 – 2005 . Bratislava: Považská tlačiareň. Norman, S. M., B. J. Avolio and F. Luthans. 2010. “The Impact of Positivity and Transparency on Trust in Leaders and their

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Inga Jēkabsone and Biruta Sloka

References Almazan, S., Garcia, G. J.R. (2012). Are government internet portals involving towards more interaction, participation, and collaboration? Revisiting the rhetoric of e - government among municipalities. Government Information Quarterly, 29, 72-88. Bartolini, S. (2014). Manifesto for Happiness: Shifting Society from Money to Well-being. Pennsylvania University Press. Becchetti, L., Pelloni, A., Rossetti, F. (2008). Relational goods, sociability and happiness. Kyklos, 61, 343-363. Ben

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Jana Soukopová, Juraj Nemec, Lenka Matějová and Michal Struk

som eksempel.” In J. Blom-Hansen, A. S. Norgaard, T. Pallesen (ed.). Politisk ukorrekt: Festskrift til Jorgen Gronnegard Christensen. Arhus Arhus Universitetsforlag, 260 - 274. Bodkin, Ronald G. and David W. Conklin. 1971. “Scale and other Determinants of Municipal Government Expenditures in Ontario: A Quantitative Analysis.” International Economic Review 12(3), 465 - 481. Bonisch, Peter, Peter Haug, Annette Illy, Annette and Lukas Schreier. 2011. “Municipality Size and Effi ciency of Local Public Services: Does Size Matter ?” IWH

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Jana Ďurkovičová

References 1. Act No. 369/1990 Coll. on Municipalities, as amended 2. Act No. 372/1990 Coll. on Offences, as amended 3. Act No. 513/1991 Coll., Commercial Code, as amended 4. Act no. 460/1992 Coll., Constitution of the Slovak Republic, as amended by Constitutional Act no. 137/2017 Z. z. 5. Act No. 10/1996 Coll. on control in state administration, as amended Act No. 416/2001 Coll. on the transfer of certain competencies from state administration bodies to municipalities and higher

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Viera Papcunová, Dana Országhová and Radomíra Hornyák Gregáňová

References Arifi, A. & Ganiu, B. (2017). Local Fiscal Optimality in FYROM – the Case of Municipality of Tetovo. In Karasavvoglou, A. & Polychronidou, P. & Perdiki, F. (Eds.). Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the Changed World (EBEEC) (pp.42-58). Croatia: Split. doi: 10.18502/kss.v1i2.646 Bumbalová, M. & Balážová, E. (2014). Selected Issues of Enterprises with the Municipal Property Share. In Klímová, V., Žítek, V. (Eds.) 17th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences (pp. 504-510). Brno: Masaryk University doi: 10.5817/CZ

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Ivo Dukoski and Nikolche Talevski

References 1. Dukoski I., 2001 ‒ Maintenance of the motor vehicles - Logistics, Technical Faculty of Bitola, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. 2. Dukoski I., 2005 ‒ Logistic systems, written lectures of post graduate scientific studies, Technical Faculty of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. 3. Dukoski I. and Talevski N., 2011 ‒ Management with the communal waste in the Municipality of Bitola, Code of Technical Faculty, University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. 4. Talevski N., 2010

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Pavel Zdražil and Bohuslav Pernica

References ALM, J. (2013). A Convenient Truth: Property Taxes and Revenue Stability. Cityscape, 15(1), 243-245. ARLTOVÁ, M., LANGHAMROVÁ, J. (2010). Migration and ageing of the population of the Czech Republic and the EU countries. Prague Economic Papers, 1, 54-73. AVELLANEDA, C., N. (2009). Mayoral Quality and Local Public Finance. Public Administration Review, 69(3), 469-486. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2009.01993.x BEČICA, J. (2014). Czech Municipalities and Real Estate Tax. In. Sedmihradska, L

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Angelika S. Velkova and Paulina H. Kirova

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The aim of this study was to explore citizens' expectations about local health policies in order to create an adequate strategy. Local authorities in many countries place health in the core of their strategic planning aiming to create and improve a health-supporting social and physical environment, as they usually have primary responsibility for planning and/or delivering many of the services that are crucial to addressing the social determinants of health. Local health policies are created in consultation with local health services, NGOs and citizens. The survey was conducted among 400 citizens of Pleven Municipality. Of these, 335 (83.75%) responded to the invitation. Information on health problems and determinants of health was collected through a direct inquiry survey. The majority of citizens considered the impact of environmental, educational, cultural and economic factors as well as public security on their health. They expected that more purposeful efforts of the local authorities be directed for improving living conditions and inequalities in health. The citizens are willing to work together with municipalities to create health policies, which reduce negative factors and increase positive ones. They are aware that local policies and decisions have a very significant impact on the economic, social and environmental factors affecting health and well-being and therefore municipalities play a key role in improving and protecting the health of their citizens.

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Viera Papcunová

Public administration reform has brought about, inter alia, the change of financing of original and delegated competences for municipalities. In this context, the conditions for economy of local government have changed, while the pressure was put on municipalities to make more efficient use of their property to receive the greatest possible benefit in terms of economic, social and territorial development. A municipality can manage its own property, but it can also entrust it to the budgetary and contributory organizations. The Act no. 138/1991 Coll. indicates that the municipal authorities and organizations are required to manage municipal property in favour of development of municipalities and their citizens, and protection and creation of the environment. One of the possibilities for increasing the efficiency of property use is also financial analysis, eventually economic analysis. Analysis usually results in practical useful knowledge, creating the foundation for an objective definition of relevant conditions (factors) for the future capital appreciation in municipalities. The aim of this paper is to evaluate financial performance of contributory organizations under the jurisdiction of municipalities with help of selected indicators.

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Tomasz Chaberko, Anna Fedirko and Paweł Kretowicz

Social and Spatial Dimensions of Demographic Processes in Beijing Municipality at the Turn of the 21ST Century

This study focuses on the demographic processes in Beijing Municipality at the turn of the 21st century and attempts to evaluate a role of China's social policies upon contemporary population changes. Two main determinants influencing present demographic characteristics were taken into consideration: the immigration of temporary workers and one-child policy. Socio-economic processes in Beijing are accompanied by the rapid changes of urban physiognomy as a result of immense city development (new industrial and residential areas) and new investments prepared for the 2008 Olympics. A spatial typology of socio-demographic changes between 1997 and 2007 was created in order to distinguish areas of different demographic and social development. Concluding remarks of this study highlight main characteristics and determinants of Beijing Municipality demographic features and a pace of their changes. Evidences typically found in Beijing clearly show a crucial role of market economy elements which have a great effect upon socio-spatial urban expansion.