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See detailStructural stability despite increased fragmentation: The 2021 county elections in Croatia
Glaurdic, Josip UL; Fel, Leo UL

in Regional and Federal Studies (2022)

The 2021 county elections in Croatia were the perfect example of political change amidst continuity. Relatively new parties and independent candidates made significant inroads against the dominant players ... [more ▼]

The 2021 county elections in Croatia were the perfect example of political change amidst continuity. Relatively new parties and independent candidates made significant inroads against the dominant players of the center-right and the center-left, most notably in the capital city of Zagreb, where a novel leftist political platform won the elections conclusively. The rise of new and credible alternatives resulted in increased fragmentation of the county assemblies and likely more unstable regional governments in the near future. On the other hand, the party that has dominated Croatian politics since independence, Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), continued that dominance on the county-level by winning 15 out of 21 offices of county prefects. More important, the determinants of electoral support for the principal political blocs have remained unchanged from the pattern observed in all national elections since the end of Croatia’s War of Independence more than two and a half decades ago. [less ▲]

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See detailThe future of federalism - intergovernmental financial relations in an age of austerity
Sacher, Martin UL

in Regional and Federal Studies (2018), 28(1), 102-105

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See detailFormal Rules and Informal Cooperation: Inter-governmental Relations in Domestic European Policy Making in Comparative Perspective
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Regional and Federal Studies (2014), 24(3),

One of the key elements of the strategies of interest representation of strong legislative regions in EU policy making is active participation in the co-ordination processes within the member state. This ... [more ▼]

One of the key elements of the strategies of interest representation of strong legislative regions in EU policy making is active participation in the co-ordination processes within the member state. This article argues that Europeanization of inter-governmental relations leads to a greater emphasis on cooperation in the formal rules on inter-governmental cooperation in EU affairs. However, when informal practices are taken into account, some member states become more cooperative, others arguably less. This divergence can be explained by the circular interplay of formal and informal practices. [less ▲]

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