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By James P. Kahan, RAND Europe, Luso-American Development Foundation

ISBN-10: 0833026968

ISBN-13: 9780833026965

Indicates the result of a sequence of seminar video games simulating the choice decentralization schemes being reflected to assist illiminate the answer that will result in a extra effective executive.

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The teams were drawn up to be as similar to each other as possible, each having members from the different categories used for recruiting. Each scenario began with a reference to the planned regionalization referendum, went on to describe in general terms the subsequent consequences, and then described how the twelve competency areas for regions specified in Law 56/91 plus the thirteenth area of health were managed. In each of the decentralization scenarios, it was stated that the implementation was done in good faith, in order to provide as efficient and effective a government responsive to the public as possible.

As propostas concretas das Leis 56/91 e 19/98 não fornecem nenhum plano pormenorizado para a concretização da regionalização. Na mente dos portugueses subsiste a interrogação sobre qual poderá ser o significado desta mudança do esquema de administração do poder. Frequentemente, os argumentos invocados a favor ou contra a regionalização assemelham-se. Apesar do debate do referendo estar marcado pelas linhas partidárias, são muitos os membros proeminentes da classe política que se dividem pelo sim e pelo não, à margem da posição defendida pelo partido político a que pertencem.

The economic situation in Portugal. The demographic situation in Portugal. Developments in major policy areas. Information was provided on health care, social security, education, environment, infrastructure, telecommunications and housing. Decentralization Scenarios There were three decentralization scenarios, representing three different ways of dealing with the perceived need to reduce the degree of centralization of Portuguese governance. Participants at each seminar game session were divided into three teams, and each team was given a different decentralization scenario.

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