The Italian Administrative Reform Of Small Municipalities: State-Of-The-Art And Perspectives
PAQ, Vol. 39 No. 4, (2015)
The present paper explores the state-of-the-art of the Italian administrative reform, which encourages all small municipalities to develop inter-local service agreements. By adopting an empirical approach, we survey 136 small municipalities. The survey results suggest a state of ?collaborative inertia?. Small municipalities have signed inter-local service agreements for just a few services that have a small impact on their organisations and citizens. In spite of the efforts by the Italian government, the results thus show that this administrative reform has not yet taken off.
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