Towards Genesis or the Grave: Financial Opportunism in the Face of Local Government Mergers in Denmark

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The paper outlines a theoretical framework for understanding reform-related opportunism in connection with current local government mergers in Denmark. The chain of reasoning is based on a local government version of the political business cycle. Where this model predicts cyclical financial patterns on reversible financial expenditures within each election period, the developed argument on local government mergers posits a pattern on non-reversible expenditures in the immediate years preceding them. The paper utilizes a theory-testing design with explanatory factors on two levels (individual and group level). This is achieved with the aid of insights from collective action theory.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2007
Antal sider30
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedXVI Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor ved Göteborgs Universitet - Göteborg, Sverige
Varighed: 23. nov. 200725. nov. 2007
Konferencens nummer: 16

Konference

KonferenceXVI Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor ved Göteborgs Universitet
Nummer16
LandSverige
ByGöteborg
Periode23/11/200725/11/2007

Fingeraftryk

Mergers
Denmark
Opportunism
Local government
Expenditure
Collective action
Theoretical framework
Theory testing
Elections
Action theory
Political business cycles
Factors

Citer dette

Hansen, S. W. (2007). Towards Genesis or the Grave: Financial Opportunism in the Face of Local Government Mergers in Denmark. Paper præsenteret på XVI Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor ved Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
Hansen, Sune Welling. / Towards Genesis or the Grave : Financial Opportunism in the Face of Local Government Mergers in Denmark. Paper præsenteret på XVI Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor ved Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.30 s.
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2007. Paper præsenteret på XVI Nordiske Kommunalforskerkonference, Centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor ved Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.

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