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Reforming local government: Must it always be democracy versus efficiency?

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Austerity and Irish local government expenditure since the Great Recession

References Afonso, W. B. (2014). Local government capital spending during and after recessions: A cause for concern? International Journal of Public Administration, 37 (8), 494–505. Ahrend, R., Curto-Grau, M., & Vammalle, C. (2013). Passing the buck? Central and sub-national governments in times of fiscal stress. OECD Regional Development Working Papers 2013/05. Paris: OECD Publishing. Anderson, B., & Minneman, E. (2014). The abuse and misuse of the term ‘austerity’. Implications for OECD countries. Journal on Budgeting, 14 (1), 109

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Local government reform: Community planning and the quality of life in Northern Ireland

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Local government reform – Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose?

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Baby steps: The expanding financial base of local government in Ireland

References Advisory Expert Committee on Local Government Reorganisation and Reform. (1991). Local government reorganisation and reform. Dublin: The Stationery Office. Blochliger, H., Brezzi, M., Charbit, C., Migotto, M., Pinero Campos, J. M., & Vamalle, C. (2010). Fiscal policy across levels of government in times of crisis. OECD Working Papers on Fiscal Federalism in Times of Crisis, 12 . Blochliger, H., & Nettley, M. (2015). Sub-central tax autonomy: 2011 update. OECD Working Papers on Fiscal Federalism, 20. Blochliger, H

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Local Government Efficiency in German Municipalitiesicipalities

other tasks). In this article, we evaluate German local government efficiency from a general perspective for all the municipalities in one state (i.e., Baden-Württemberg) in 1 year (i.e., 2001) using a stochastic parametric frontier approach. While we are not the first to analyze overall local government efficiency (for an excellent review of early contributions, see De Borger/Kerstens 2000 ; more recent articles include Sampaio De Sousa/Stosic 2005 ; Hindriks/Gerard 2005 ; Geys 2006 ; Balaguer-Coll/Prior/Tortosa-Ausina 2007 ; Borge/Falch/Tovmo 2008 ; Geys

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Women in local government: Moving in from the margins

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Local government funding in Ireland: Contemporary issues and future challenges

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The Use of Municipal Bonds in Financing Regional Economic Development in Poland

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Partial Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Spending Policy

and Decreases in Inter-governmental Grants: Some Empirical Findings. National Tax Journal, 4 (49), 501–512. Gramlich, E.M. (1969). State and Local Governments and Their Budget Constraint. International Economic Review, 10 (2, June), 163–182. Heinesen, E. (2004). Determinants of Local Public School Expenditure: A Dynamic Panel Data Model. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 34 , 429–453. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0166-0462(03)00069-3 . Herbst, M., Herczyński, J., Levitas, A. (2009). Finansowanie oświaty w Polsce – diagnoza

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