How have governments, politics and administrations responded to the fiscal crisis? In this brief article, a first preliminary analysis is made how Great Britain, Germany and The Netherlands managed the crisis. The crisis consisted of three stages: First, the financial crisis causing governments to save and support banks; second, the economic crisis, causing governments to take economic recovery measures and third, the fiscal crisis of state debts and budget deficits, causing governments to take fiscal cut-back measures. Particular attention is paid to the governmental decision-making processes during the three stages of the crisis.

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Keywords Banking and financial crisis, cut-backs, economic crisis, fiscal crisis, governmental decision-making
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2011.637410, hdl.handle.net/1765/40913
Series COCOPS - (COordinating for COhesion in the Public Sector of the Future)
Journal Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory
Note Includes Accepted Author Manuscript
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/266887 - COordinating for COhesion in the Public Sector of the Future (COCOPS)
Citation
Kickert, W.J.M. (2012). State responses to the fiscal crisis in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. Public Management Review: an international journal of research and theory, 14(3), 299–309. doi:10.1080/14719037.2011.637410