Collection of articles: Administrative reform 2017 in Estonia
The aim of the collection is to provide a comprehensive overview of the central choices and processes of administrative reform. It can serve as the basis for further analysis of the results and impact of the administrative reform and it could be used as a learning resource for planning and implementing complex reforms in the future, even outside of Estonia.
The articles are analytical accounts of the main features of the recent reform process, written by experts familiar with the implementation of the administrative reform.
The Central Criteria for the Administrative Reform: Why stipulate 5,000 and 11,000 residents? – Veiko Sepp, Rivo Noorkõiv
The Merger Negotiations Initiated by Municipal Councils – Mihkel Laan, Kersten Kattai, Rivo Noorkõiv, Georg Sootla
The Execution of Government-Initiated Mergers – Kaie Küngas
The Background Factors and Trends of the Administrative Reform – Rivo Noorkõiv
Fifty-One Shades of Public Engagement – Sulev Valner
The Transfer of Villages from One Municipality to Another – Rivo Noorkõiv, Mikk Lõhmus, Kersten Kattai
The Protection of the Constitutional Guarantees for Local Government during the Administrative-Territorial Reform – Vallo Olle, Liina Lust-Vedder
If You Dislike a Court Judgment, No Explanation Will Do – Priit Pikamäe
The New Territorial Pattern in Estonia – Veiko Sepp
Administrative Reform as Part of State Reform – Külli Taro
Lessons from the 2017 Administrative Reform – Airi Mikli
What Was Achieved with the Administrative Reform and What Remains to Be Done? – Arto Aas, Mihhail Korb, Jaak Aab