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The 'externalisation' of local public service delivery: experience in Italy and Sweden

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  • Daniela Argento
  • Giuseppe Grossi
  • Torbjorn Tagesson
  • Sven-Olof Collin

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In recent years, the local government sector in European countries has undergone important changes involving, among other things, the externalisation of local public service provision through various forms of corporatisation, public-public collaboration, public-private partnerships and contracting out. An important consequence of these institutional changes has been the recasting of local governance systems through the need for increased cooperation between public and private actors. This article addresses these matters with comparative reference to the experience in Italy and Sweden. In doing so, it considers local governments in their constitutional and legal contexts, leading to more detailed discussions of their externalisation initiatives and resultant organisational forms and governance arrangements. Issues of ownership have been important concerning the significance of 'community' and 'place' in the management of public affairs.

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  • Daniela Argento & Giuseppe Grossi & Torbjorn Tagesson & Sven-Olof Collin, 2010. "The 'externalisation' of local public service delivery: experience in Italy and Sweden," International Journal of Public Policy, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(1), pages 41-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijpubp:v:5:y:2010:i:1:p:41-56
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    1. Andrea CalabrĂ² & Mariateresa Torchia & Francesco Ranalli, 2013. "Ownership and control in local public utilities: the Italian case," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 17(4), pages 835-862, November.
    2. Silvia FISSI & Elena GORI & Alberto ROMOLINI, 2013. "Local Authority versus Local Public Utilities: A Governance Issue," REVISTA ADMINISTRATIE SI MANAGEMENT PUBLIC, Faculty of Administration and Public Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2013(20), pages 35-48, June.
    3. Silvia Fissi & Elena Gori & Alberto Romolini, 2013. "La governance dei comuni sui servizi pubblici locali," MANAGEMENT CONTROL, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(2), pages 87-110.
    4. Alessandro Gargani & Michela Villani, 2013. "When Municipality is Partner in Business: A Mapping of Italian Experience," Public Organization Review, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 167-174, June.

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