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Managing Migration? EU Enlargement, Local Government Capacity and Performance in England

Andrews, Rhys William ORCID:, Boyne, George Alexander, O'Toole, Larry, Meier, Kenneth John ORCID: and Walker, Richard M. 2013. Managing Migration? EU Enlargement, Local Government Capacity and Performance in England. Public Administration 91 (1) , pp. 174-194. 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2012.02043.x

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This study explores how English local governments managed high levels of worker migration from Eastern Europe in the wake of the enlargement of the European Union in 2004. Theories of local government capacity suggest that strong central administration and vibrant community organizational life can increase the likelihood that public service performance will be maintained despite sudden shifts in the external environment. We explore the interactive effects of immigration and administrative and community capacity on English local government performance, using multivariate statistical techniques. The results suggest that local government capacity moderated the negative impact on performance of migration from Eastern Europe.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0033-3298
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 11:05

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