Sociologie Românească (Romanian Sociology), XII new series no. 1-4/2001, pp. 134-152.
Mecanisme și probleme de realocare a banilor publici
Mechanism and problems of reallocation of public money
Abstract (Rezumat în limba engleză): The paper proposes and develops a sociological approach on the budget as mechanism for public money allocation, with a special reference to present day Romania. Budget building is seen as a political power phenomenon as „ media show" during the public debate on the budget and, especially as a development mechanism at national, regional and local level. The relation between budget and politicians is considered from the point of view of the traps and dilemmas the politicians have to face during the budget design and approval process. Major transformations in the budgeting practice in the last years Romania are presented, with special description on budgeting by programs and administrative decentralization Major public controversies of public space as those referring to solidarity and equity principles in regional policy are addressed with financial and institutional arguments.