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  • Crespo Mayte Salvador
    Retos y oportunidades para el Gobierno local en tiempos de crisis
    in Cuadernos Manuel Giménez Abad , n. 4, diciembre ,  2012 ,  55-64
    The economic and financial crisis has intensified the debate regarding the local government. The Draft Bill about rationalization and sustainability of local administration deals with, inter alia, the following points: the revision of the municipal structure and organization, the reform of local competences to avoid duplicities, the elimination both of small local entities and local associations that are not sustainable and, finally, the reduction of the number of councilors and their retributions. This debate is not new because it was launched in Europe in the 50s and 60s of the last century. However, nowadays it has broken into the European political agenda as a response to the economic and financial crisis. Although the municipal reform is a reasonable objective, the process is very complicated from both formal and substantive standpoints. It is even more complicated in the Spanish case due to the complexity of the distribution of competences and powers within the State of the Autonomous Communities. Full text available online at http://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/4125296.pdf Download
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