Публични политики.BG / Public Policy.bg, Vol 12, No 1 (2021)

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Petr G. Shchedrovitsky, Yury V. Kuznetsov


Adam Smith’s exposition of the topic of division of labor was not only unoriginal, but also not particularly profound or thoroughgoing. Presenting the matter in the way it is often done in modern works, namely as if “The Wealth of Nations” addressed basically everything that economic and social sciences could say about it, would be a big mistake. The actual significance of the first three chapters of this book for economic and social sciences rather lies in the fact that Smith outlined with “dotted lines”, so to say, a number of key aspects which served as stimuli for and sources of inspiration for several subsequent generations of researchers dealing with issues related to division of labor in one way or another. As such, “The Wealth of Nations”, indeed, played an important role in the history of thought, and continues to play it to this day.

Key words: division of labor; Adam Smith; economic theory.


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The electronic journal „Public Policy.bg” provides scientific support to good governance. It is aimed both at practitioners and scientists in the field of public sector management. Both groups can publish in it, as well as vice versa – to find the empirical or theoretical information provided by the "beyond". The journal is scientific. The articles are reviewed and selected for publishing by Editorial Board using the peer review method, ie. by assessing the correspondence of the texts with scientific criteria (scientific problem, thesis, scientific apparatus, method, evidence, achievement of a scientific fact). The Editorial Board is composed of scientists from different management courses and experienced representatives of management practice from the central and local government.The journal „Public Policy.bg” strengthens and promotes modern management thinking in the categories of public policies, good governance and social networks. The journal presents the advantages of this approach to the archaic linear management, which has embraced the public administration in captivity of passive performance. The journal draws attention to the opportunities for creative, strategic and political responsibilities of the administration. Issues of great importance are the new role of public administration in the 21st century, the principles of good governance in the age of globalization, the network approach in governance, strategic thinking, the problems of the administrative elite, administrative capacity and statehood. The research on the effectiveness and efficiency of  the public administration is of central importance. Special attention is given to a multidisciplinary approach to the major problems of public governance. Topics of interest include management in healthcare, education, environmental protection, labor market, immigration, administrative reform, security, social activities, relations between the central and local levels. The techniques and methods for assessing policy implementation are also of interest as well as the financing and budgeting of administrative activity. Although the journal focuses mainly on public policies in Bulgaria, „Public Policy.bg” is paying special attention to good governance practices from Europe and the world. Distinguished internationally affiliated members of the advisory board develop review’s policy, enhance the journal’s promotion and act as reviewers, while the editor-in-chief, field editors and technical editor take care of the implementation of policy through daily activities and contacts with authors and reviewers.



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Todor Tanev - Departament of Public Administration, Sofia University



Yehezkel Dror - Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Wolfson Chair of Public Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Dr. Steve H. Hanke, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, (USA)

Mark Klinedinst - Emeritus Professor of Economics, The University of Southern Mississippi

Prof. Martin Potůček, PhD - Institute of Sociological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Charles Rock - Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

Jaroslav Dvorak - Klaipeda University, Lithuania 

Onur Kulac - Pamukkale University

Tatiana Tomova - Department of Public Administration, Sofia University

Cvetan Davidkov - Faculty of Economics, Sofia University

Aleksandar Marinov - Department of Political Science, Plovdiv University

Klavdia Sapundzieva - Faculty of Educational Studies and the Arts, Sofia University

Maria Slavova - Faculty of Law, Sofia University

Aleko Djildjov - Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria


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Simeon Petrov, Nikolai Netov, Albena Taneva


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