Urbanisation and Local Government(s)


Istvan Hoffman (ed)
Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), Faculty of Law; Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin), Faculty of Law and Administration; Institute for Legal Studies (Budapest)
Krisztina F. Rozsnyai (ed)
Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), Faculty of Law
Marianna Nagy (ed)
Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), Faculty of Law


The book is based on the presentation of the conferences Public Services in the Member States of the European Union (2017) and Urbanisation and local government(s) (2020) which were organised bv the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), Faculty of Law, Department of Administrative Law. The 2017 conference has been supported by the Ministry of Justice of Hungary and the 2020 conference has been supported by the Municipality of Budapest. The main aim of the book is to examine and analyse the urbanisation of local governments – especially in the light of the recent challenges of the urbanisation in the Eastern Central European countries. The scope of the book is a wide one: the methods – which are applied by the different chapters – are not only the methods of jurisprudence, but the wide range of administrative sciences (e.g. economics, sociology). First of all, the recent challenges and transformations of the urban areas and the government of the urban areas in several countries will be analysed. The general analysis of the urban governments and the organisational framework of these area will be followed by presentations by which the provision of urban services and several major issues of the urban life, especially the urban finances and the local taxation will be analysed. The impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic will be analysed, as well. The challenges, solutions and transformation of Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Portugal will be shown by the presentations.


  • Urbanisation and Local Government – An Introduction
    Thorsten Ingo Schmidt
  • The Role of Inter-municipal Cooperation in the Process of Urbanisation in Poland
    Jarosław Kostrubiec
  • The Effects of Spatial Structure for Regional Units and Organizations in Hungary
    Pal Szabo
  • Role of Civil Society Organizations in Repurposing of Unused Property
    Maria Murray Svidronova
  • Quality of Public Services at the Local Level in Slovakia
    Ľudmila Malíková, Tomáš Jacko
  • Competition in the European and Portuguese Public Procurement
    Noemia Bessa Vilela, Žan Jan Oplotnik
  • The Effects of Public Procurement on Sustainability in the EU: A Mixed-Method Analysis
    Miloš Milosavljević, Željko Spasenić, Slađana Benković, Nemanja Milanović
  • Challenges for Hungarian Local Self-Governments Connected to the Use of Publics: To be Governed by Public or by Private Law?
    Krisztina F. Rozsnyai
  • Some Regulatory Challenges for Hungarian Local Self-Governments Connected to the Use of Publics: To be Governed by Public or by Private Law?
    András Bencsik, Kata Budai, Peter Ferge, Lili Gönczi, Marcel Karasz, Borbala Dombrovszky
  • Urbanization and Local Taxes – the Case of the Czech Republic Focused on the Infrastructure Charge
    Michal Radvan
  • Local Taxes in Large Hungarian Municipalities
    Gábor Kecső
  • The Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic in Large Hungarian Municipalities – A Short Overview of the Legal Background
    Istvan Hoffman
  • Law-making in the Time of Emergency: The Case of Budapest Metropole and its Districts
    Kristof B. Cseh, Kata Budai, Borbala Dombrovszky, Peter Ferge, Lili Gönczi, Janos Nagy, Zsolt R. Vasas
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