Remapping the State: Inter-Municipal Cooperation through Corporatisation and Public-Private Governance Structures

  title={Remapping the State: Inter-Municipal Cooperation through Corporatisation and Public-Private Governance Structures},
  author={Giulio Citroni and Andrea Lippi and Stefania Profeti},
  journal={Local Government Studies},
  pages={208 - 234}
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