Title

Local governments, critical infrastructures, and adaptation. Evidence of Chile

Location

Chile

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Critical Infrastructure

Keywords

Chile, local governments, critical infrastructure investment, leadership, capacities, institutional dynamics

Description

We developed a model specification to explore how internal and external institutional dynamics shape local governance processes and outcomes in terms of Investment and Manintenance of critical infrastructures. We tested hypotheses with regression methods, using longitudinal data from 346 Chilean municipalities over a nineyear period, and analysing the evidence with support of qualitative data. Our results reveal that the observed heterogeneity in infrastructure investment decisions is associated with both municipal capacities (e.g., human and financial resources) and leadership attributes (e.g., electoral, municipal, and external support), with municipal robustness—operational rules, planning, managerial flexibility and integration of the administrative processes, and accountability—being the most quantitatively outstanding moderating factor.

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Local governments, critical infrastructures, and adaptation. Evidence of Chile

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We developed a model specification to explore how internal and external institutional dynamics shape local governance processes and outcomes in terms of Investment and Manintenance of critical infrastructures. We tested hypotheses with regression methods, using longitudinal data from 346 Chilean municipalities over a nineyear period, and analysing the evidence with support of qualitative data. Our results reveal that the observed heterogeneity in infrastructure investment decisions is associated with both municipal capacities (e.g., human and financial resources) and leadership attributes (e.g., electoral, municipal, and external support), with municipal robustness—operational rules, planning, managerial flexibility and integration of the administrative processes, and accountability—being the most quantitatively outstanding moderating factor.