The influence of the EU (and the IMF) on domestic cutback management were studied in nine European countries. In this concluding article, a cross-country comparative analysis is presented. The influence of the EU and the IMF being most evident in bailed-out countries, we first take a closer look at the loan programmes in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain, plus the hardly-known earlier bailouts in Hungary and Latvia. We then turn to two factors that influence cutbacks and reforms: economics and politics. Finally, the concept of the influence of the EU (and the IMF) is differentiated into degrees and types of influence.

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Keywords bailouts, cutback management, EU and IMF influence, EU governance, fiscal consolidation, nine-country comparative analysis, political circumstances
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2019.1618383, hdl.handle.net/1765/117292
Journal Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory
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Kickert, W.J.M, & Ongaro, E. (Edoardo). (2019). Influence of the EU (and the IMF) on domestic cutback management: a nine-countries comparative analysis. Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory. doi:10.1080/14719037.2019.1618383