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Distribúcia verejných zdrojov ako politický mechanizmus: prípad environmentálnych dotácií na Slovensku

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Title in English Distribution of Public Resources as a Political Mechanism: The Case of Environmental Grants in Slovakia

SPÁČ Peter

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Political sciences
Keywords public resources; pork barrel politics; distribution; local grants; Slovakia
Description Existing research shows that political representatives use public resources to reward their allies while punish their rivals. In region of Central Europe such literature is rather underdeveloped and this article aims to fill this gap. It analyzes distribution of environmental grants in Slovakia between 2005 and 2015. The results show that grants are primarily given to towns led by mayors supported by governmental parties. In case of coalition governments a better access to public resources is found for towns led by mayors supported by the party controlling the distribution process than for municipalities with mayors supported by other governmental parties.
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