The outcomes of municipal amalgamations in Flanders.

01 October 2019 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Local and urban politics
Local government amalgamations effects
Project description

For the first time in 42 years there are municipal amalgamations in Flanders. Despite the fact that these reforms are increasingly being questioned internationally, mergers remain popular in many European countries. This research aims to study the effects of those mergers in Flanders, both in terms of the efficiency of the municipal administration and the functioning of local democracy.