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Ethnic diversity and local governance quality

The case of Opole Province in Poland


Wojciech Opioła and Bartosz Czepil

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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List of interviews

Interview 1: Member of local action group, Kolonowskie, 25 July 2018.

Interview 2: Local entrepreneur, Kolonowskie, 2 September 2018.

Interview 3: Representative of local self-government, Kolonowskie, 6 June 2019.

Interview 4: Representative of local self-government, Walce, 23 May 2019.

Interview 5: Former employee of Opolskie Voivodship Office, responsible for national minorities issues, 2 September 2019.

Interview 6: Local journalist, Paczków, 25 July 2018.

Interview 7: Representative of local self-government, Paczków, 23 July 2018.

Interview 8: Member of city council, Paczków, 25 July 2018.

Interview 9: Member of local NGO, Paczków, 20 July 2018.

Interview 10: Member of senior citizens council, Paczków, 18 July 2018.

Interview 11: Employee of communal office, Domaszowice, 15 June 2018.

Interview 12: Member of commune council, Domaszowice, 11 June 2018.

Interview 13: Representative of local self-government, Domaszowice, 15 June 2018.

Interview 14: Head of a village, Domaszowice, 7 June 2018.

Interview 15: Local entrepreneur, Domaszowice, 7 June 2018.

Interview 16: Commune’ inhabitant, Domaszowice, 6 June 2018.

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