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EU accession and public service performance

Andrews, Rhys William ORCID:, Boyne, George Alexander, Meier, Kenneth John ORCID:, O'Toole, Laurence J. and Walker, Richard Mark 2009. EU accession and public service performance. Policy & Politics 37 (1) , pp. 19-37. 10.1332/030557309X398477

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Since the expansion of the European Union (EU) in 2004 it has been widely assumed that the quality of UK public services has suffered due to high levels of worker migration from Eastern Europe. This article explores the effects of immigration on the service achievements of English local authorities between 2006 and 2007, and citizen satisfaction in 2006. The statistical results suggest that high levels of worker migration from EU A8 countries are associated with lower service performance, but that this negative relationship may be moderated by prior experience of dealing with European immigrants. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Uncontrolled Keywords: EU accession ; Worker migration ; Local authority performance ; England
Publisher: Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:33

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