Project

The outcomes of municipal amalgamations in Flanders.

Duration
01 October 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Local and urban politics
Keywords
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.