Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2011

In Osteuropa 5-6/2011

Decentralized, Yet Disparate
Regional Policy and Regions in Poland

Stefan Garsztecki

Deutsche Fassung


In Poland, a decentralization of the country has taken place. There were administrative, political and economic reasons for this. At the moment, the further regionalisation of Poland is blocked. Despite enormous investments from Brussels and Warsaw, socio-economic disparities among the regions have worsened. The emergence of regional identities is sometimes met with rejection. However, for the country’s development, there is no way around strengthening the regions.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2011, pp. 165–174)