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Autonomy or integration: Historical analysis of the debate on the purpose of Icelandic local self-government

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Hlynsdóttir, Eva Marín
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-14T16:33:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-14T16:33:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-30
dc.identifier.issn 1670-6803
dc.identifier.issn 1670-679X (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/780
dc.description.abstract An ongoing debate on the purpose of local self-government in Iceland has been simmering mainly between those who believe that local authorities should amalgamate in order to assume more responsibilities and those who believe that local autonomy, understood as the right of citizens to govern their own jurisdictions, should not be weakened. The purpose of this study is to discuss the role of local self-government in Iceland from these two very different perspectives by situating it within the context of the Nordic model of local self-government. This study’s findings reveal that the Icelandic central government has successfully introduced functional reforms at the local level over the past 25 years, but it has not been as successful in initiating territorial reforms. The findings also show that conflict between the ideologies of the traditional autonom
dc.format.extent 81-100
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Stofnun stjórnsýslufræða og stjórnmála við Háskóla Íslands
dc.relation.ispartofseries Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla;14(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Amalgamation
dc.subject Integration
dc.subject Autonomy
dc.subject Path dependency
dc.subject Local self-government
dc.subject Sveitarstjórnir
dc.subject Sameining sveitarfélaga
dc.subject Sjálfstjórn (stjórnmál)
dc.title Autonomy or integration: Historical analysis of the debate on the purpose of Icelandic local self-government
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Icelandic Review of Politics & Administration
dc.identifier.journal Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla
dc.identifier.doi 10.13177/irpa.a.2018.14.1.4
dc.contributor.department Stjórnmálafræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Political Science (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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