Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Subscribe now for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Can Austerity Lead to Recentralisation? Italian Local Government during the Economic Crisis

Can Austerity Lead to Recentralisation? Italian Local Government during the Economic Crisis The relationship between the remarkable changes that have occurred at the local level and the overlapping crises affecting Italy in recent years has yet to be fully tackled by political scientists. This article aims to contribute to the debate by arguing that anti-crisis measures have also produced structural effects that may actually weaken Italian local autonomies, suggesting the existence of an ongoing recentralisation. Several major questions are addressed: is such a trend inversion (from decentralisation to recentralisation) really taking place? Which dimensions should be analysed to detect it? What outcomes and effects have these measures provoked in Italian local government? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png South European Society & Politics Taylor & Francis

Can Austerity Lead to Recentralisation? Italian Local Government during the Economic Crisis

South European Society & Politics , Volume 19 (2): 22 – Apr 3, 2014
22 pages

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/can-austerity-lead-to-recentralisation-italian-local-government-during-IMW3jhKM4c

References (66)

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2014 Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1743-9612
eISSN
1360-8746
DOI
10.1080/13608746.2014.895086
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The relationship between the remarkable changes that have occurred at the local level and the overlapping crises affecting Italy in recent years has yet to be fully tackled by political scientists. This article aims to contribute to the debate by arguing that anti-crisis measures have also produced structural effects that may actually weaken Italian local autonomies, suggesting the existence of an ongoing recentralisation. Several major questions are addressed: is such a trend inversion (from decentralisation to recentralisation) really taking place? Which dimensions should be analysed to detect it? What outcomes and effects have these measures provoked in Italian local government?

Journal

South European Society & PoliticsTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2014

Keywords: Italy; Local Government; Eurozone Crisis; Decentralisation; Recentralisation

There are no references for this article.