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Globalization and public administration: a complex relationship


  • Elisabetta Croci Angelini

    (University of Macerata)


The paper examines the relationship between globalization and public administration through economic theory principles and an example. Starting from the consideration of early concerns about globalization, it argues that although the size of government has rarely declined, its power has been eroded, making room on the one hand to the quest for global public goods, while on the other hand urging for more local public goods and decentralization. University education, mainly publicly supplied in Italy as well as in many European countries, exemplifies the awkwardness of introducing best practices in a context of asymmetric information with many idiosyncratic features.

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  • Elisabetta Croci Angelini, 2010. "Globalization and public administration: a complex relationship," Working Papers 28-2010, Macerata University, Department of Studies on Economic Development (DiSSE), revised Jul 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcr:wpaper:wpaper00028

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    1. Elisabetta Croci Angelini, 2005. "The European Union’s Institutional Design," Chapters,in: The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics, Second Edition, chapter 16 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Hans-Werner Sinn, 2004. "The New Systems Competition," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 5(1), pages 23-38, February.
    3. Elisabetta Croci Angelini, 2007. "Resisting Globalization: Voting Power Indices and the National Interest in the EU Decision-making," Working Papers 08-2007, Macerata University, Department of Studies on Economic Development (DiSSE), revised Feb 2009.
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    globalization; university education; public goods; public administration;

    JEL classification:

    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education

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