Geografie 1989, 94, 37-46

Administrative Reforms in Some European Countries and Their Geographical Prospects

Olga Vidláková, Pavel Zářecký

Ústav státní správy, Jungmannova 29, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

The paper deals with the problems of public administration reforms in European countries. This phenomenon is complex in its very nature and asks for an integrated approach of more disciplines. In this process an important role rests with the geography, especially what is called administrative geography. The relationship between territory and administration is argued on the example of administrative reforms in several European countries, such as the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland.