This book compares the systems of local government in Poland and Denmark. It discusses the general structure of government in the countries and the history behind their development, and focuses on the implications of decentralization for local economic management and for physical planning.
Introduction 1. The Principles of Ownership 2. The Political and Institutional System 3. The Legal and Constitutional Issues on Which Local Government Has Developed 4. Controls over Local Government 5. Local Government Finance 6. Instruments of Economic and Employment Policy 7. The Scope and Organization of Social Policy 8. Land-Use Planning 9. The Provision of Infrastructure Service 10. Case Studies 11. Some Implications of Decentralization 12. Local Government, Political Systems, and Decentralization: Concluding Remarks