Local Governments and System Change. The Case of a Regional Centre
The present study describes the Hungarian local government system replacing a centralised public administrative structure maintained through the forty years of the socialist era, taking into account the problems of public administration and also local politics through an empirical research which was mainly held in a large town. The author’s approach takes public administrative and legal aspects into consideration, besides providing an analysis of the circumstances in a broader sense as well. The empirical survey about the large town was carried out within the framework of a research financed by the Hungarian Institute of Public Administration.