Will they survive? Why city councils prematurely collapse
16 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2021
Date Written: March 11, 2021
Despite the burgeoning literature concerning national cabinets stability,
municipal governments’ early terminations have received little
attention. Since recently there has been a surge of public services assigned
to municipalities in countries throughout the world the question
appears worthwhile. The present work aims to fill the gap with
the state-level literature, researching the political and socio-economical
factors that could make city councils prematurely collapses more likely.
Specifically, after a brief review of the literature, I investigate towns’
cabinets tenure based on an original data set of 6235 Italian local administrations
from 1999 until 2012. Being the issue at the municipal
level rather uncharted, I will make use of the previous research verifying
the hypotheses developed until now and proposing new possible
explanatory characteristics which can contribute to the understanding
of the phenomenon.
Keywords: political stability, cabinet termination, city councils.
JEL Classification: H11, H83
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