Organisational Choice

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Unit:
NKUA research material
Title:
Organisational Choice
Languages of Item:
English
Abstract:
This chapter looks at the organisational autonomy of local government seen as the possibilities municipalities have to choose their political institutions and to organise their local administration. In some countries municipalities can decide on elements of their electoral system or on the form and the size of their local executive, but in most of the countries these parameters are set by national legislation. As for the local administration, most countries have the freedom to hire their own staff, fix the salaries of their employees, choose their organisational structure and establish legal entities and municipal enterprises. There are, however, also countries where the local administration is more directly organised and administered by the central state. The development across time is not particularly spectacular. If there have been changes in the degree of organisational autonomy, most of them took place in the 1990s. There are, however, a considerable number of countries, in which reforms specifically aim at increasing organisational autonomy. © 2019, The Author(s).
Publication year:
2019
Authors:
Ladner, A.
Keuffer, N.
Baldersheim, H.
Hlepas, N.
Swianiewicz, P.
Steyvers, K.
Navarro, C.
Journal:
Governance and Public Management
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages:
151-173
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-95642-8_6
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