„The publication offers an insight into innovative methods employed in public administration which are rolled out on the regional level. This area ranks nowadays among the most intensely explored areas in social and economic sciences, which dovetails with universal trends of good governance, open government or better regulation. Undoubtedly, this publication abounds in extensive empirical data which will be equally useful to researchers and to public administration staff. This part of the publication is, in the opinion of the author of this review, the greatest asset thereof. It will also come as an important voice in the ongoing discussion about the need to modernize the country's system at large. It is with great pleasure that I commend the above volume to be published”. dr hab. Leszek Kwieciński, prof. UWr.