Decentralization of public administration, subsidiarity and delegation of considerable set of tasks (traditionally belonging to public administration) to organizations of the non-governmental sector are tendencies prevailing in most European countries and intensively promoted by the European Union as effective and socially beneficial solutions. Attitudes and actions taken by the stakeholders, active at various levels of local administration, are decisive for implementation and realization of the above mentioned recommendations. The article is based on results of focus group interviews carried out in eight towns selected for the purposes of the PROFIT project. Applying the comparative perspective and referring to the phenomenon of inheritance of social inequalities, the author discusses viewpoints of people responsible for creation and realization of social policy at the local level.
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