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This book provides a comparative analysis of the processes and impacts of austerity measures introduced in the field of Local Public Services (LPS) across Mediterranean Europe. The book describes and compares the trajectories of austerity, and the types of effects. It investigates how many (and what kind of) different responses were given to similar inputs and under the influence of what factors in order to understand if there are regularities in the way that the Mediterranean countries adopted and implemented the austerity measures and how these latter impacted on local government and LPS management and delivery. The book is a product of a sub network from the COST Action LocRef IS1207 and analyses seven countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus and Albania).
Andrea Lippi is Associate Professor of Political Science, Università di Firenze, Italy.
Theodore N. Tsekos is Associate Professor of Public Administration, The Institute for Technological Education of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Greece.
Austerity state Mediterranean Europe Local Public Service Local Governance Policy Transfer Austerity strategies austerity instruments fiscal politics clientelism non-weberian bureaucracy bailout agreements Kallikrates and Kapodistria Plans blame avoidance recentralization financial retrenchment fiscal consolidation economic crisis austerity policies deinsitutionalization privatization
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76225-8
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-76224-1
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-76225-8
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