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    Does diversity undermine the provision of local public services in European regions?

    Filippetti, Andrea (2018) Does diversity undermine the provision of local public services in European regions? Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    The next Europe of regions will profoundly differ from the one we have observed so far. In fact, the current challenge in most European countries and regions comes from migration which is making the populations of Europe more and more heterogeneous. This puts great pressure on the welfare states and particularly on the provision of local public servic es. This work investigates i) whether national diversity reduces the performance of local public services, and ii) to what extent this problem is moderated by regional autonomy. The empirical analysis is based on 167 European regions: we employ a composite indicator developed by The QOG Institute to measure the citizens’ perception about local public services, and the Regional Authority Index developed by Hooghe et al. ( 2008a) to measure the level of regional autonomy; we calculate a regional diversity index based on nationalities using census data. We find that diversity is negatively correlated with the performance of local public services, and regional autonomy only partially moderates this problem.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPMA 1801, ISSN: 2052-0581
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): diversity, regional autonomy, local public services, European regions
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Corporate Governance and Ethics, London Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 08:31
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 08:31
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23997

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