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Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans : Case Studies of Selected Economic and Social Policy Reforms

By: Thomas, Margo.
Contributor(s): Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2014Description: 1 online resource (249 p.).ISBN: 9789401793469.Subject(s): Balkan Peninsula -- Politics and governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans : Case Studies of Selected Economic and Social Policy ReformsDDC classification: 949.6038 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1 Policy Making: Theoretical Framework and Application; 2 Local Conditions for Policy Reforms in the Western Balkans: Context, Actors and Policies; 3 Volume Overview and Main Conclusions; References; Part I: Western Balkans in the EU Neighbourhood: Economic and Social Policy Reforms; Chapter 2: Shaping Social Policies in the Western Balkans: Legal and Institutional Changes in the Context of Globalisation and Post-­socialist Transformation; 1 Introduction; 2 Designing Social Policies in the Western Balkans
3 Features of Social Policies Reform3.1 Higher Education Policies; 3.2 Employment Policies; 3.3 Social Protection Policies; 3.4 Social Policy in the Region: Common Trends; 4 Actors of Social Policies Reform; 5 Policy Actors and Policy Networks in Serbia: The Case of Higher Education; 5.1 Context of Policy Changes; 5.2 Actors, Networks and Outcomes; 6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3: Fiscal Policy and Competitiveness in Croatia; 1 Introduction; 2 Fiscal Policy in Croatia: Theoretical Considerations; 3 Dynamics of Fiscal Policy Reforms; 3.1 Tax Policy; 3.2 Expenditure Policy
3.3 Fiscal-Monetary Coordination4 Key Actors of Fiscal Policy; 5 Interaction and Relationships of Key Networks in the Light of Fiscal Reforms; 6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Building Competitiveness and Increasing Trade Potential in the Western Balkans: Policy Making in Preparing for European Integration; 1 Introduction; 2 Formal Trade Policy Creation in the Western Balkans; 3 Competitiveness of Western Balkan Economies and Informal Trade Policy Creation; 4 EU Membership of Western Balkan Economies and Trade Policy Reform; 5 Conclusions; References
Chapter 5: The Political Economy of Economic Liberalisation and Competitiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina1 Introduction; 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina in the International Context; 3 The Role of the International Community in Political and Economic Reforms; 4 The Major Political Players and the Structure of Economic Power in BiH; 5 Political Stability, Growth and Competitiveness of Bosnia and Herzegovina; 5.1 Bosnia and Herzegovina's Trade Balance Before and After the 2009 Economic Crisis; 5.2 Competitiveness and Economic Growth; 5.3 The Global Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Economic Growth
6 ConclusionsReferences; Part II: Policy Making and Governance: Building Markets and Competitiveness in the Western Balkans; Chapter 6: Strengthening Regulatory Governance: The Case of Serbia; 1 Introduction; 2 Regulatory Reform in Serbia; 2.1 First Phase: Ad Hoc Approach to Regulatory Reform, 2000-2004; 2.2 Second Phase: First Steps Towards a More Systemic Approach to Regulatory Reform, 2004-2007; 2.3 Third Phase: Systemic Approach to Regulatory Reform: Adoption and Implementation of a Regulatory Reform Strategy, 2008-2011
2.4 Fourth Phase: Formally Institutionalized Regulatory Reform, 2011 to Present
Summary: Developing and 'transition' economies face myriad challenges in their attempts to achieve and maintain political stability and foster the economic growth essential for national security, the social well-being of current citizens and sustainable environments for future generations. Governments in the Western Balkans have striven to achieve all of the above, and this volume assesses the nature of their experiences as well as the level of their success in doing so. Featuring detailed case studies of public policy reforms in the region as well as comparative analysis on a range of indicators, the
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Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1 Policy Making: Theoretical Framework and Application; 2 Local Conditions for Policy Reforms in the Western Balkans: Context, Actors and Policies; 3 Volume Overview and Main Conclusions; References; Part I: Western Balkans in the EU Neighbourhood: Economic and Social Policy Reforms; Chapter 2: Shaping Social Policies in the Western Balkans: Legal and Institutional Changes in the Context of Globalisation and Post-­socialist Transformation; 1 Introduction; 2 Designing Social Policies in the Western Balkans

3 Features of Social Policies Reform3.1 Higher Education Policies; 3.2 Employment Policies; 3.3 Social Protection Policies; 3.4 Social Policy in the Region: Common Trends; 4 Actors of Social Policies Reform; 5 Policy Actors and Policy Networks in Serbia: The Case of Higher Education; 5.1 Context of Policy Changes; 5.2 Actors, Networks and Outcomes; 6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3: Fiscal Policy and Competitiveness in Croatia; 1 Introduction; 2 Fiscal Policy in Croatia: Theoretical Considerations; 3 Dynamics of Fiscal Policy Reforms; 3.1 Tax Policy; 3.2 Expenditure Policy

3.3 Fiscal-Monetary Coordination4 Key Actors of Fiscal Policy; 5 Interaction and Relationships of Key Networks in the Light of Fiscal Reforms; 6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Building Competitiveness and Increasing Trade Potential in the Western Balkans: Policy Making in Preparing for European Integration; 1 Introduction; 2 Formal Trade Policy Creation in the Western Balkans; 3 Competitiveness of Western Balkan Economies and Informal Trade Policy Creation; 4 EU Membership of Western Balkan Economies and Trade Policy Reform; 5 Conclusions; References

Chapter 5: The Political Economy of Economic Liberalisation and Competitiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina1 Introduction; 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina in the International Context; 3 The Role of the International Community in Political and Economic Reforms; 4 The Major Political Players and the Structure of Economic Power in BiH; 5 Political Stability, Growth and Competitiveness of Bosnia and Herzegovina; 5.1 Bosnia and Herzegovina's Trade Balance Before and After the 2009 Economic Crisis; 5.2 Competitiveness and Economic Growth; 5.3 The Global Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Economic Growth

6 ConclusionsReferences; Part II: Policy Making and Governance: Building Markets and Competitiveness in the Western Balkans; Chapter 6: Strengthening Regulatory Governance: The Case of Serbia; 1 Introduction; 2 Regulatory Reform in Serbia; 2.1 First Phase: Ad Hoc Approach to Regulatory Reform, 2000-2004; 2.2 Second Phase: First Steps Towards a More Systemic Approach to Regulatory Reform, 2004-2007; 2.3 Third Phase: Systemic Approach to Regulatory Reform: Adoption and Implementation of a Regulatory Reform Strategy, 2008-2011

2.4 Fourth Phase: Formally Institutionalized Regulatory Reform, 2011 to Present

Developing and 'transition' economies face myriad challenges in their attempts to achieve and maintain political stability and foster the economic growth essential for national security, the social well-being of current citizens and sustainable environments for future generations. Governments in the Western Balkans have striven to achieve all of the above, and this volume assesses the nature of their experiences as well as the level of their success in doing so. Featuring detailed case studies of public policy reforms in the region as well as comparative analysis on a range of indicators, the

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