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Getting multilevel governance wrong can be a matter of life and death during a pandemic

Angelici, Marta, Berta, Paolo, Costa-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Turati, Gilberto (2021) Getting multilevel governance wrong can be a matter of life and death during a pandemic. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (06 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis, but it has had a highly varied impact on different regions across Europe. Marta Angelici, Paolo Berta, Joan Costa-Font and Gilberto Turati argue that while centralised decision-making can help solve collective action problems like border closures, the management of the response to a health emergency is often more effective when it is implemented at the local level. They highlight that decentralised health care governance helps explain why mortality rates were lower in Italy than in Spain during the first wave of the pandemic.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 13:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:10

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