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Croatian and comparative public administration : a journal for theory and practice of public administration, Vol.12 No.1 March 2012. -

Local governments in Hungary have been set up in each settlement. However, several little villages with a small population are not able to provide all the types of public services properly. The state delegates more duties to the local governments without securing sufficient financial resources. Consequently, mainly smaller villages – due to their economic difficulties – are obliged to perform those tasks through a certain type of association, cooperating with other villages. The highly disintegrated structure of settlements induced the legislator to provide for a possibility of free and voluntary association of local governments as early as in the Local Government Act of 1990. The types of associations may be the following: office of the district notary, official administrative association, association for the joint direction of certain institutions and joint body of representatives. The paper analyses the particularities of local governments of small villages in Hungary.

municipal self-government – Hungary; intermunicipal cooperation; council partnership; district notary’s office; institutional association; official administrative association; multi-functional subregional associations; parttime mayor; village meeting

Author: András Szalai - ; Faculty of Public Administration, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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