History of Local Self-government and Public Administration in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown in Relation to Waste Management

  • Jana Soukopová Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Lipová 41a, 602 00 Brno
  • Jiří Hřebíček Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno
  • Zdeněk Horsák Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Kamenice 753/5, 625 00 Brno
Keywords: legal history, municipality, public administration, local self-government, Lands of the Bohemian Crown, waste management

Abstract

This article investigates the history of local self-government and public administration in relation to waste management to answer a question: Is there any relationship between the development of local self-government in towns and public administration in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown and the current state of development? Findings regarding the development of local self-administration are divided into the following eras: the period before the arrival of Slavs, early and developed feudalism, and the beginnings of the industrial revolution, ending with the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918. Particular attention will be paid to municipal self-government in the city of Brno.

Author Biographies

Jana Soukopová, Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Lipová 41a, 602 00 Brno

Jana Soukopová is an Assistant Professor in Public Finance at the Department of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Her long term research interests include public finance, mathematical methods in public economics, public projects and procurements and environmental economics with a focus on waste management.

Jiří Hřebíček, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno

Jiří Hřebíček is a professor at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. His research focuses on scientific computing with Maple, environmental information infrastructures, particularly in relation to Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS), Single Environmental Information Space for Europe (SISE), GMES, GEOSS, generaly eEnvironment including ePaticipation and eGovernment. His underlying interests are threefold; they cover (i) visions such as Digital Agenda for Europe, (ii) cross boarder eEnvironment services; and (iii) Environmental Modelling and Linked Data.

Zdeněk Horsák, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Kamenice 753/5, 625 00 Brno

Zdeněk Horsák is an Assistant Professor at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He has specialized to environmental protection and waste management since 1988. He worked as a designer, advisor and consultant, manager of a medium-sized private firm and most recently as Director General of the large international company. Three years, he was responsible as senior manager of the Capacity Building for Cleaner Production project in Croatia for international organizations UNIDO and UNEP.

He is active outside of the Czech and Slovak Republics as an expert also in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and in other countries as the U.A.E., the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Lebanon and the Philippines.

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2015-01-11
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