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European Democratic Institutions and Administrations

Cohesion and Innovation in Times of Economic Crisis

Editors: Merloni, Francesco, Pioggia, Alessandra (Eds.)

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  • Elaborates the consequences of reforms on democratic systems of different countries
    Evaluates different and innovative measures adopted to counter the crisis
    Appeals to practitioners and policy makers
    Adopts a legal approach

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This book presents the results of extensive international comparative research into the effects of the economic and financial crisis on democratic institutions and social cohesion policies. The collected studies describe and analyse the measures (often referred to as  "reforms") adopted to counter the crisis and the effects of these measures.It investigates three areas: the impact on the functioning of institutions, with respect to the relationship between representative institutions and governments, and the organisational structure of administrations at national and local levels; the impact that the austerity policies on public spending have on social rights; and the impact on traditional instruments of public action (administrative simplification, public services delivering, the use of common assets).The general findings highlight the effect of reducing the administrative and government capacity of the democratic institutions: the public sector, rather than being innovative and made more effective, declines, offering increasingly poor public services and making bad decisions, fuelling substantive or formal privatisation solutions, which in turn cause further weakening.

About the authors

Francesco Merloni, University of PerugiaAlessandra Pioggia, University of Perugia

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Merloni, Francesco (et al.)

  • The Crisis and Political Decision-Making Processes: The Impact on European Constitutional Systems

    Pages 25-59

    Tarchi, Rolando

  • Technical Governments and Technical Experts in the Governments

    Pages 61-80

    Pierini, Andrea (et al.)

  • Impact of the Crisis on Public Sector Employment: A Change of Perspective

    Pages 81-95

    Ponti, Benedetto

  • Transformations and Innovations of Territorial Autonomies in the Aftermath of the Economic Crisis

    Pages 97-120

    Vandelli, Luciano

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72493-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72492-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10211-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Democratic Institutions and Administrations
Book Subtitle
Cohesion and Innovation in Times of Economic Crisis
Editors
  • Francesco Merloni
  • Alessandra Pioggia
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland and G.Giappichelli Editore
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72493-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72493-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72492-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10211-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 320
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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