Governmental financial resilience under austerity in Austria, England and Italy: how do local governments cope with financial shocks?

Barbera, C., Jones, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0802-6470, Korac, S., Saliterer, I. and Steccolini, I., 2017. Governmental financial resilience under austerity in Austria, England and Italy: how do local governments cope with financial shocks? Public Administration, 95 (3), pp. 670-697. ISSN 0033-3298

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Abstract

The recent economic and fiscal crises provide an opportunity for learning lessons of general and practical relevance into how governments face shocks affecting their financial conditions. This article draws on the resilience concept to investigate the organizational capacities that are deployed and/or built by local governments (LGs) to respond to such shocks, looking at their combinations and interactions with environmental conditions. The paper presents the results of a multiple-case analysis of 12 European LGs across Austria, Italy and England. The analysis allows to highlight and operationalize different patterns of financial resilience, i.e. self-regulation, constrained or reactive adaptation, contented or powerless fatalism, that are the result of the interaction and development over time of different internal and external dimensions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Public Administration
Creators: Barbera, C., Jones, M., Korac, S., Saliterer, I. and Steccolini, I.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: September 2017
Volume: 95
Number: 3
ISSN: 0033-3298
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10.1111/padm.12350DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Aug 2017 08:03
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 07:49
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31420

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