By James P. Kahan, RAND Europe, Luso-American Development Foundation
Exhibits the result of a chain of seminar video games simulating the choice decentralization schemes being reflected to aid illiminate the answer that will bring about a extra effective govt.
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Because the public is to be asked to give its opinion on the specific scheme of Laws 56/91 and 19/98 rather than on the abstract question of some form of regional administration, the implementation details must be provided to inform that vote. Proponents of the referendum should make clear which steps are to be taken and in what time frame. The schedule for devolving competencies and the horizontal and vertical coordination plans must be made explicit. And the financial structure to support all of this must be presented in detail.
Do you agree with the concrete plan to institute an administrative region in the area where you vote? The first question refers indirectly to Law 56/91, which called for the establishment of regional assemblies, partially elected by direct vote and partially appointed by the municipal governments in the region. The regional assemblies would have no legislative powers, but would appoint and ratify the decisions of a regional administration. Law 56/91 transfers from the national administration to these to-be-created regional administrations competencies in 12 areas, namely: Economic and social development; Spatial planning; Environment, nature preservation and water management; Transport and communication infrastructure; Housing; Education and vocational training; Culture and national heritage; Youth, sports and leisure; Tourism; Public utilities; Agricultural support; and Municipal support.
Grupo 4 - Os pontos fortes e as deficiências do cenário do ponto de vista de diferentes grupos de interesses, como PME, grandes firmas industriais, reformados, etc. Embora se pretendesse que todas as questões fossem debatidas, os debates focaram essencialmente os primeiros dois grupos de questões. Sessão Final Na sessão final, os Relatores informavam todos os participantes sobre as características dos diferentes cenários, após o que se realizava uma discussão comparativa da experiência das três equipas , nomeadamente sobre: o funcionamento da Administração Publica ( na sequência das perguntas do grupo 2); as qualificações necessárias aos funcionários públicos para assegurar uma descentralização eficaz; questões relativas à coordenação com a União Europeia; Page xxiv áreas em que as competências deveriam permanecer centralizadas e áreas em que as competências deveriam ser descentralizadas.
A seminar game to analyze regional governance options for Portugal by James P. Kahan, RAND Europe, Luso-American Development Foundation