Governmental Financial Resilience: International Perspectives on How Local Governments Face Austerity Vol: 27

Ileana Steccolini
Bocconi University, Italy

Martin David Singh Jones
Nottingham Business School, UK

Iris Saliterer
Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria

Evan Berman
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787142633
Published:
07 Jun 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
256 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Public Policy and Governance
This volume provides a unique insight into the ways local governments have maintained financial resilience in the face of the significant challenges posed by the era of austerity. Taking an international perspective, it provides an enlightening and practical analysis of the different capacities and responses that local governments deploy to cope with financial shocks.
Moving beyond traditional approaches dealing with financial stress, the financial resilience perspective reveals a wider range of organisational responses and enables consideration of the dynamic role played by internal and external contextual factors.
The international case study approach allows for a comparative analysis of financial resilience in the context of different administrative and policy environments. By providing a unifying view of financial resilience, the importance of building resilience into organisational financial management is demonstrated, uncovering the relative effectiveness of different resilience building approaches.
This edited volume is a valuable source for practitioners and academics, as well as students of public policy, public management and financial management.
Charting how local governments in 11 countries responded to the recent crises and austerity period, scholars of public finance and administration shed new light on the role of the contextual and policy-related conditions as well as the internal capacities and conditions that may influence responses and, ultimately, performance. Their topics include Austria: building capacities versus resting on laurels, financial resilience in Brazilian municipalities, resilience patterns of French municipalities: a case study, financial resilience of Greek local governments, how Dutch cities have buffered and adapted to the financial crisis, and financial resilience at the root of the crisis in Michigan.

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