Coordination Practices in Hungary: The Case of Széll Kálmán Working Group

Hajnal, György (2014) Coordination Practices in Hungary: The Case of Széll Kálmán Working Group. In: Organizing for Coordination in the Public Sector. Practices and Lessons from 12 European Countries. Palgrave, Basingstoke; New York, pp. 225-236.


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The newly elected Orbán cabinet that entered into office following the landslide election victory in May 2010 found itself caught in a situation requiring deep and instant structural changes to the public household. As figure 19.1 shows, the long-term negative trend of the fiscal balance respassed, as a consequence of the ensuing fiscal and economic crisis of 2008, the threshold of sustainability. The two action plans announced in the first months of the new administration contained only some short-term fire alarm measures. A direr problem was achieving systemic and longer-term changes, particularly on the expenditure side, within the very short time frame available and at less than prohibitive political costs. Such measures were devised only by the Széll Kálmán Plan (SKP) announced in March 2011 (Government of Hungary 2011).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science / politológia > J0 General legislative and executive papers / állam- és jogelmélet általában
J Political Science / politológia > JA Political science (General) / politológia általában
Depositing User: Veronika Tamás
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 14:35
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 00:15

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