City-county merging - the review of international experiences

Marian Kachniarz , Zbigniew Piepiora , Piotr Rogala


The reforms of local government functioning reflect the trend towards increasing public sector efficiency. The paper serves two purposes of which the first is to characterize the specific category of such activities consisting in merging two local government tiers – a city and a county. The second purpose is an attempt to evaluate such activities through the prism of their results. The paper is based on the analysis of reports from ex-post research of such reforms’ effects from many countries worldwide. The analysis results do not provide a conclusive answer that the carried out consolidation activities result in the outcomes assumed by the reformers.
Author Marian Kachniarz (EMaT / DRE)
Marian Kachniarz,,
- Department of Regional Economy
, Zbigniew Piepiora
Zbigniew Piepiora,,
, Piotr Rogala (EMaT / DQaEM)
Piotr Rogala,,
- Department of Quality and Environmental Management
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Business Strategy, ISSN 1553-9563, e-ISSN 2378-8585, (5 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishlocal government, territorial structure reforms, city-county consolidation
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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