This article studies effects of mandatory inter-municipal cooperation (IMC) in small Italian municipalities. Data from 280 small Italian municipalities on effects of IMC in terms of higher efficiency, better effectiveness of local public services, and greater institutional legitimacy of the small municipalities participating in IMC have been investigated against four variables: size; geographical area; type of inter-municipal integration and IMC membership (the presence in the IMC of a bigger municipality, the so-called big brother).

Giacomini, D., Sancino, A., Simonetto, A. (2018). The introduction of mandatory inter-municipal cooperation in small municipalities: preliminary lessons from Italy. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT, 31(4), 331-346 [10.1108/IJPSM-03-2017-0071].

The introduction of mandatory inter-municipal cooperation in small municipalities: preliminary lessons from Italy

Alessandro Sancino;Anna Simonetto
2018

Abstract

This article studies effects of mandatory inter-municipal cooperation (IMC) in small Italian municipalities. Data from 280 small Italian municipalities on effects of IMC in terms of higher efficiency, better effectiveness of local public services, and greater institutional legitimacy of the small municipalities participating in IMC have been investigated against four variables: size; geographical area; type of inter-municipal integration and IMC membership (the presence in the IMC of a bigger municipality, the so-called big brother).
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Inter-municipality cooperation, public service delivery, municipalities, public networks, austerity
English
2018
31
4
331
346
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Giacomini, D., Sancino, A., Simonetto, A. (2018). The introduction of mandatory inter-municipal cooperation in small municipalities: preliminary lessons from Italy. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT, 31(4), 331-346 [10.1108/IJPSM-03-2017-0071].
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