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Ahead for public services: an age of “multiple austerities”

In the current issue of Governance, Martin Lodge of the London School of Economics and Christopher Hood of the University of Oxford examine the effect of the financial crisis on the attitude of OECD governments toward public services.  These countries will not follow “a single direction of travel” in response to the crisis, they argue, and not only because fiscal vulnerabilities differ.  Two other pressures — demographic and environmental change — may prove equally significant.  Some OECD countries are “triply vulnerable” and face a “formidable challenge” in coming years.  Open access to this article: Into an age of multiple austeritiesPhoto: Martin Lodge speaks at Governance roundtable on financial crisis.

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January 20, 2012 at 1:58 am

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