Local Public Services in Times of Austerity across Mediterranean Europe

  • Andrea Lippi
  • Theodore N. Tsekos

Part of the Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Andrea Lippi, Theodore N. Tsekos
    Pages 1-23
  3. Giulio Citroni, Andrea Lippi, Stefania Profeti
    Pages 115-140
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-248

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).

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.


Austerity state Mediterranean Europe Local Public Service Local Governance Policy Transfer Austerity strategies austerity instruments fiscal politics clientelism non-weberian bureaucracy bailout agreements Kallikrates and Kapodistria Plans blame avoidance recentralization financial retrenchment fiscal consolidation economic crisis austerity policies deinsitutionalization privatization

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Lippi
    • 1
  • Theodore N. Tsekos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Business and Public AdministrationTechnological Education Institute of PeloponneseKalamataGreece

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