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Indicates the result of a sequence of seminar video games simulating the choice decentralization schemes being meditated to assist illiminate the answer that may result in a extra effective govt.

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This said, the participants also pointed out that decentralization had potential negative side-effects to be guarded against. Decentralization might make it more difficult to accomplish structural changes and to formulate national policies. Some policies with national implications (for example, foreign relations, air quality) or areas having conflicts of interest within Portugal might best remain centralized. D The Best Way to Decentralize Although there was clear agreement on the question whether decentralization should take place, there was no agreement among the participants on what the best form of decentralization might be.

This scenario took as its premise that the defeat of the referendum discredited regional governance. Instead, many of the competencies of the central government devolved to the municipalities. Although there were no formal regional organs of government, the municipalities self-organized on an issue-by-issue basis to better coordinate their efforts. Page x Scenario C: Regional decision centers. This scenario attempted to provide an alternative that provided for some regional autonomy, but did not have the specific structure of Law 56/91 or the eight regions of Law 19/98.

As Assembleias Regionais não dispõem de poder legislativo, mas têm a capacidade de eleger a Junta Regional e de se pronunciar sobre as respectivas decisões. Pela Lei 56/91 as eventuais regiões administrativas passarão a deter atribuições nas seguintes 12 áreas : 1. Desenvolvimento económico e social; 2. Ordenamento do território; 3. Ambiente, conservação da natureza e recursos hídricos; 4. Equipamento social e vias de comunicação; 5. Habitação; 6. Educação e formação profissional; 7. Cultura e património histórico; 8.

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