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financing functions transferred to para state bodies that bring decisions in a relatively
autonomous manner, except when ideologically sensitive topics that require funding are
at stake or else the publishing specific works. For example the former self management
interest community model in Yugoslavia/Croatia.
88 Process of transferring financing powers (financial decentralization) to regions,
cities, and municipalities. Considerable lack of coordination among administrative lev
els. Some regions or municipalities allocate no funds for culture. General situation in
7 Financial decentralization is accompanied by administrative decentralization: the sys
tem or number of local units is being reformed and greater autonomy introduced in
determining the structure of local (self)government, including departments for culture.
The allocation of funds for culture on local levels is even more uncertain and uneven.
The minister no longer appoints the heads of cultural institutions, but does intervene in
cases of misunderstanding or conflict.
6 Mosaic or sustainable decentralization. The state (central) sanctions decentraliza
tion only in the case of local units with infrastructural, professional and financial condi
tions for decision making in culture while in all other cases it intervenes (financially and
supervising their work) with a view to protecting cultural property on the territories of
the units in question. The beginnings of polycentric management and involvement of
non state foundations, sponsors, and other outside interested parties in the financing of
Polycentric management: transfer of the authority for cultural planning to larger cul
tural historical regions, namely their cultural councils. The (central) state retains its pre
cedence in setting the objectives and strategic instruments of cultural development, i.e.
key criteria for the allocation of funds. The growth of non state financing. The point to
which Croatia (according to the existing priority list) should go (but no further).
4 The beginning of deconstructing polycentrism in the direction of decentralization.
The diminished share of public funds as compared to private resources. Inter connection
with development in other sectors and increased importance of culture as a means. The
definition of public cultural property becomes less significant than purely local and pri
vate criteria of defining cultural property.
3 Municipalities and cities, including private firms or corporations become the chief