Local Gov (PhD) Stiftung Sparkasse

2f/2022: Municipalities and institutional cooperation in multilevel systems: The local level of governance between identity, participation and efficiency - a comparative analysis with special focus on South Tyrol

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  • Project duration: October 2017 - December 2022
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    Stiftungen (Other projects /Project)
  • Total project budget: €27,362.00

This project is a PhD project which analyses the horizontal cooperation strategies of the constituent unit “Municipality” in three subnational units of the Alpine Region: The autonomous province of Bolzano/Bozen-South Tyrol, the Canton Grisons in Switzerland and the Land Tyrol in Austria.

In the context of recent societal changes among them aging population or youth migration as well as institutional administrative reforms, Municipalities are faced with more and more particular challenges. The aim of the research project is to show how and with which intensity Municipalities cooperate with each other in the field of service delivery.

The innovative element of the research lies in the collection of empirical material as well as in the comparison of the neighbouring regions South Tyrol, Tyrol and Grisons.

The PhD project is conducted in cooperation with the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and it is co-financed by the Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse.

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