The case of Opole Province in Poland
The book is devoted to relations between the ethnic diversity and the quality of governance at the local level. Opolskie province in Poland is a case for explaining this interdependence. That is because of its history of multiculturalism and the present state of its ethnic diversity. The important feature of this region is, that nearly half of the communes is ethnically homogenous when the rest is ethnically diversified with a strong position of German and Silesian minorities. The preliminary assumption was, that the quality of governance would be higher in communes characterized by ethnic diversity. On the basis of the nested analysis method, authors conducted quantitative and qualitative analysis.
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Tab. 9: The scores of the Polish regions achieved in the European Governance Quality Index in the successive editions of the research (the scale from 0 to 100, where 0 indicates the lowest quality, and 100 – the highest quality)←213 | 214→
Tab. 18: The structure of the Paczków town council during the four terms of office in terms of the number of seats held by particular groupings, the number of groupings, and the number of councillors affiliated with political parties
Tab. 19: Financial support provided to non-governmental organizations and the number of organizations that received such support on the basis of the reports on the execution of annual programs of cooperation with non-governmental organizations in the Paczków commune