Entrusting most local public services to local government entities has led to proliferation of public groups and, consistently, to greater complexity of the governance dynamics of local authorities. Differently from Anglo-Saxon countries, the Italian local public services provision has been characterized by a hybrid externalization process where local entities are legally autonomous but owned by the local government. This leads to a peculiar governance complexity source represented by the dual role (stakeholder and customer) assumed by the local authority. Considering these elements (hybrid externalization and governance structure), this work tries to investigate some governance issues of public groups, basing on the two most populous Italian municipalities. The empirical findings highlight a gap between the presence of the conditions for defining a group governance structure and the adoption of a group approach by the parent local government. The authors try to suggest how to bridge this gap.
Italian Local Public Services: some Governance Highlights from the Larger Cities' Experience / F. De Matteis, D. Preite. - In: JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND LAW. - ISSN 2285-2204. - 3(2013), pp. 7-17.
|Titolo:||Italian Local Public Services: some Governance Highlights from the Larger Cities' Experience|
|Parole Chiave:||Local public services; Larger cities' experience|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-P/07 - Economia Aziendale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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