Governance and Public Management
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Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe

Editors: Lippi, Andrea, Tsekos, Theodore N. (Eds.)

  • Compares regularities across seven Mediterranean states (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus and Albania) involved in the same austerity stream of reforms and sharing similar recessive economies and financial debt 
  • Displays the Local Public Service as a crucial unit of analysis of the public sector 
  • Provides policy proposals and recommendations for practitioners in order to deal with critical issues and side effects of the austerity programs 
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About this book

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).

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Local Public Services in Times of Austerity

    Lippi, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Importing or Constructing Austerity? Global Reforms and Local Implementation as a Case of Policy Transfer

    Lippi, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 25-48

  • Greek Municipalities Before and During the Austerity Era: Imposed Policies, Local Resistance and Unsuccessful Reforms

    Tsekos, Theodore N. (et al.)

    Pages 49-71

  • The Biggest Loser? Local Public Services Under Austerity Measures in Portugal

    Silva, Patrícia (et al.)

    Pages 73-94

  • Spanish Local Government and the Austerity Plan: In the Eye of the Perfect Storm

    Navarro, Carmen (et al.)

    Pages 95-114

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76225-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe
Editors
  • Andrea Lippi
  • Theodore N. Tsekos
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76225-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76225-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76224-1
Series ISSN
2524-728X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 248
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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