António Tavares | Municipal Amalgamation Reforms

This Event Has Been Postponed until Fall 2022

This event is Co-Sponsored by the Institute of European Studies


Amalgamations are blunt instruments of public policy reform. Unlike inter-municipal cooperation arrangements, which have limited effects on local government autonomy and can target specific tasks for joint service provision, municipal amalgamations produce radical, sometimes traumatic, effects on local communities.


António Tavares is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the University of Minho, Portugal and Adjunct Associate Professor at the United Nations University. He is also the former co-editor of Urban Affairs Review. He publishes widely on issues of urban politics, including territorial reforms, regional governance, service delivery, and political and civic engagement.