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Strategic Governance and the Czech Republic

Strategic Governance and the Czech Republic

[Strategic Governance and the Czech Republic]

Potůček, Martin a kol.

subjects: political science and international relations

paperback, 196 pp., 1. edition
published: october 2009
ISBN: 978-80-246-1681-0
recommended price: 195 czk

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This book discusses the conceptual foundations of strategic governance and the possibilities of analysing it through the use of indicators. The book summarises the history of attempts to apply strategic governance within the contexts of globalisation and European integration in the Czech Republic after 1989. Furthermore, the roles of elites, the general public, political parties, the media, and public budgets in strategic governance are examined. The final chapter contains brief exhibits of selected strategic documents that were realised at the national, regional, and local levels. Avenues of initiating and/or improving the processes of strategic governance have been identified, in particular, for the central level of public administration.

table of contents

INTRODUCTION
Martin Potůček

1. STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE
1.1 Conceptual Foundations of Strategie Governance
Martin Potůček
1.2 Analysing and Evaluating Major World Approaches to the Construction and Utilisation of Governance Indicators
Martin Nekola

2. STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC AFTER 1989
Martin Potůček, Jan Přikryl, and Vladimír Benáček
2.1 Backround
2.2 The development of strategie governance at the central level of public administration
2.3 The influence of EU Structural Funds on strategie governance in the Czech Republic
2.4 The development of strategie governance at the regional and local levels

3. ACTORS AND INSTRUMENTS OF STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE
3.1 TheAttitudes, Behaviours, andValues of Elites and the General Public in Relation to Strategie Governance
Pavol Frič, Libor Prudký, and Hana Paterová
3.2 Programmes in the Work ofPolitical Parties as an Instrument of Strategie Governance
Petr Just
3.3 The Media and Strategie Governance
Antonín Rašek
3.4 Public Budgets as a Policy Instrument in Strategie Governance František Ochrana

4. CASE STUDIES
4.1 Introduction
Martin Potůček
4.2 The Strategy for Sustainable Development
Marta Nachtmannová
4.3 The Economie Growth Strategy
Marta Nachtmannová and Vladimír Benáček
4.4 National Action Plan on Social Inclusion 2004-2006
Martin Potůček
4.5 National Employment Policy in the Context of EES?
The Fiction of Effective Multi-level Governance
Milena Jabůrková and Ondřej Mátl
4.6 The Security Strategies and Security Conceptions
Jiří Síla
4.7 Hradec Králové: From an Expert Approach to a Community Approach in Strategie Planning
Pavel Mička
4.8 The Velké Meziříčí City Development Plan (2004)
Jan Přikryl
4.9 The Sustainable Development Strategy of the Liberec Region
Hana Paterová and Zuzana Drhová
4.10 The National Programme for the Development of Education in the Czech Republic - White Paper
Arnošt Veselý

5. CONCLUSION
Martin Potůček

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

INDEX

STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC