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Managing austerity: rhetorical and real responses to fiscal stress in local government

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  • J. F. A. (Tom) Overmans
  • Mirko Noordegraaf

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Coping with fiscal stress is a major challenge. Four responses can be identified for managing austerity: decline, cutbacks, retrenchment, and downsizing. Rhetorically, governments are innovative. In reality, however, fiscal measures that tend towards stability are most often used. This paper unpicks current austerity practices in Dutch cities, identifying successes and failures.

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  • J. F. A. (Tom) Overmans & Mirko Noordegraaf, 2014. "Managing austerity: rhetorical and real responses to fiscal stress in local government," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(2), pages 99-106, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pubmmg:v:34:y:2014:i:2:p:99-106
    DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2014.887517
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    4. Ye, Bing & Lin, Ling, 2020. "Environmental regulation and responses of local governments," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 60(C).
    5. Y. Samali & David Carassus, 2017. "La recherche d’économies dans les collectivités territoriales : Quels effets des démarches du contrôle et du pilotage sur la performance financière locale ?," Post-Print hal-02142213, HAL.
    6. Marcel Guenoun & François Meyssonnier & Emil Turc, 2015. "Les démarches de réduction des coûts dans les collectivités territoriales françaises : enjeux et état des lieux," Working Papers hal-01228461, HAL.

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