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Government, Governance and Welfare Reform: Structural Changes and Subsidiarity in Italy and Britain
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Government, Governance and Welfare Reform: Structural Changes and Subsidiarity in Italy and Britain (Hardback)

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This unique and original book focuses on institutional changes, welfare reforms and transformations in both Britain and Italy over the last three decades.

The book illustrates that although it was a widely held belief in both countries that the arena of social and economic governance would shift to the national level, to the surprise of many, a different trend has emerged. In otherwise very different national experiences, both Britain and Italy have seen the sub-national level of governance become crucial in redefining public services, and in designing, delivering, and monitoring key services. The expert contributors use a distinctive and original principle - subsidiarity - as a lens through which to examine and assess these governance regimes, their philosophies, and their organizational choices.

Academics, researchers and students of social policy, public policy, public administration and regional studies will find this book to be a highly fascinating read. It will also provide a wealth of information for policymakers and think tanks.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentRegional governmentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 31/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9781848444775  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edited by Alberto Brugnoli Professor of Applied Economics, Universita degli Studi di Bergamo and Director General, Eupolis Lombardia - Institute for Research, Statistics and Training, Lombardy, Italy and Alessandro Colombo, Director, 'Governance and Institutions' Strategic Unit, Eupolis Lombardia - Institute for Research, Statistics and Training, Lombardy, Italy

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