Dear readers and followers, the number 1/2016 of the journal Croatian and Comparative Public Administration has just been issued.
The new issue of the journal contains six scientific papers referring to the topic of decentralization, five of which are written in English and one in Croatian. In their paper, Koenraad De Ceuninck and Herwig Reynaert deal with central-local relations in Flanders, Anto Bajo, Irena Klemenčić and Marko Primorac are writting about asymmetric decentralisation in some European Union member states, while Ieva Vezbergaite gives a comparative analysis of decentralisation policies, subnational autonomy and federal executive power in Brazil and Mexico. Bogoljub Milosavljević and Jelena Jerinić analyze the status of Serbian towns in the light of recent efforts towards a national decentralisation strategy, Dejan Vučetić deals with the question of decentralisation of city administration and competences of decentralised city units, while Muhamed Mujakić provides an analysis of constitutional position and territorial organisation of local self-government in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Besides the scientific articles, this issue contains views on relevant political and social events in Croatia in 2014, book review, court and administrative practice of Administrative court in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek. Finally, a number of news and information about relevant conferences, round tables and lectures is published as well.