Moving beyond traditional approaches dealing with financial stress, the financial resilience perspective reveals a wider range of organisational responses and enables consideration of the dynamic role played by internal and external contextual factors.
The international case study approach allows for a comparative analysis of financial resilience in the context of different administrative and policy environments. By providing a unifying view of financial resilience, the importance of building resilience into organisational financial management is demonstrated, uncovering the relative effectiveness of different resilience building approaches.
This edited volume is a valuable source for practitioners and academics, as well as students of public policy, public management and financial management.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii
Chapter 1 Introduction: Governments and Crises Iris Saliterer Martin Jones Ileana Steccolini 1
Chapter 2 Austria - Building Capacities Versus Resting on Laurels Sanja Korac 17
Chapter 3 A Tale of Two Jurisdictions: A Focus on the Effect of Regulatory Constraints on Municipal Resilience in Australia Joseph Drew 35
Chapter 4 Financial Resilience in Brazilian Municipalities André C. B. De Aquino Ricardo Lopes Cardoso 53
Chapter 5 English Resilience in the Face of Austerity Martin Jones 73
Chapter 6 Resilience Patterns of French Municipalities: A Case Study Céline du Boys 93
Chapter 7 A Cushioned Impact of the Financial Crisis - Local Government Financial Resilience in Germany Ulf Papenfuβ Iris Saliterer Nora Albrecht 115
Chapter 8 Financial Resilience of Greek Local Governments Sandra Cohen Nikolaos Hlepas 135
Chapter 9 Patterns of Financial Resilience in Italian Municipalities Carmela Barbera 153
Chapter 10 Financial Resilience: How Dutch Cities Have Buffered and Adapted to the Financial Crisis Tom Overmans 173
Chapter 11 Financial Resilience: The Swedish Case Niklas Wällstedt Roland Almqvist 187
Chapter 12 Financial Resilience at the Root of the Crisis - Michigan, U.S. Sanja Korac Iris Saliterer Eric Scorsone 207
Chapter 13 Conclusion Heana Steccolini Martin Jones Iris Saliterer 229