Dataset of Italian Municipal Unions (Intermunicipal Cooperation forms). 1996-2015.

Resource Type
  • Bolgherini, Silvia (University of Naples Federico II)
  • Casula, Mattia (University of Venice Ca'Foscari)
  • Marotta, Mariano (University of Calabria)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
    • Political Institutions
  • Abstract

    The dataset provides data on Municipal Unions (MUs) in Italy for the 1996-2015 period. Municipal Unions are forms of intermunicipal cooperation aimed at delivering municipal services and characterized by a high degree of formalization and institutionalization. The following 15 variables/indicators are taken into account: Year of establishment of the Municipal Union (Year); number of founding members (N founding members); number of members (N members 2015); number of member municipalities subject to compulsory cooperation by the Italian law (N C members); belonging (Y) or not (N) of all MU member municipalities to a unique Socio-sanitary District (Unique SSD); belonging (Y) or not (N) of all MU member municipalities to a unique Local Work System (Unique LWS); total inhabitants (Inh.N); inhabitants of the smallest member municipality (Inh.S); inhabitants of the largest member municipality (Inh.B); ratio smallest/largest population (Inh.R); average population (Inh.Av.); surface area (sq Km); average surface area (Av. Sur); Territorial Accessibility Index (TAI); Demographic Balance Index (DBI). The dataset gives systematic information on Municipal Unions established in Italy from 1996 to 2015. Data relate to 2015, unless differently specified. A total number of 462 Municipal Unions is taken into account, that is all those present in the country at the year of data collection.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-01-01 / 2015-12-31
Geographic Coverage
  • Italy / IT
Sampled Universe
Municipal Unions in Italy
All Municipal Unions created in the period 1996-2015
Collection Mode
    • Telephone interview
    • Aggregation
    • Compilation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Geographic Unit
    Number of Units: 462
    Number of Variables: 17
    • File Name: Dataset_BolgheriniCasulaMarotta18.xls
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      File Size: 151040
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      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: CODEBOOK_BolgheriniCasulaMarotta2018.docx
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      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Source: Italian National Statistics Institute (ISTAT)
Free Access (without Registration)
  • S. Bolgherini, M. Casula, M. Marotta (2018), Il dilemma del riordino. Unioni e fusioni dei comuni italiani, Bologna, Il Mulino;[ISBN: 978-88-15-27353-6]

Update Metadata: 2019-10-01 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2018-10-04