Commonwealth Secretariat Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper series raises awareness of topics that are of importance to Commonwealth work programmes. Discussion Papers explore an issue relating to research or programme activities and provoke debate on it. The intended readership is researchers and policy advisers.


The Global Financial Crisis and Local Government

Written by an expert on local government financing, this Discussion Paper explores the likely short-term and long-term effects of the global financial crisis on local government bodies.   Andrew Nickson also suggests that the crisis provides an opportunity for addressing three longstanding structural concerns affecting local government.


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