Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Revamping regional development policies: a case-study on Romanian post-communist regional development institutional history
This paper aims to map the institutional route of the concept of regional development in post-communist Romania. Following a thorough analysis of the relevant past and present legislation in Romania, the evolution of institutional regional development responsibilities has been charted and presented chronologically. The eight phases of regional development policy evolution showcase the different governmental priorities and the subsequent administrative setups before, during and after EU accession negotiations.
Keywords: regional development, governance, regionalization, post-communism, EU accession, Romania