Comparing Local Governance: Trends and Developments

Comparing Local Governance: Trends and Developments

Hardcover(2005)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333995556
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 04/02/2005
Series: Government beyond the Centre
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

BAS DENTERS is Professor of Urban Policy and Politics, University of Twente, The Netherlands

LAWRENCE E. ROSE is Professor of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway

Table of Contents

Preface.- Local Governance in the Third Millennium: A Brave New World?; B.Denters & L.E.Rose.- France: The Intermunicipal Revolution; O.Borraz & P.Le Galès.- Italy: After the Storm; L.Bobbio.- Belgium: The Changing World of Belgian Municipalities; Y.Plees.- The Netherlands: In Search of Responsiveness; B.Denters & P.J.Klok.- The Nordic Countries: Still the 'Promised Land'?; L.E.Rose & K.Ståhlberg.- Poland: A Time of Transition; P.Swianiewicz.- Germany: A New Type of Local Government; O.W.Gabriel & S.Eisenmann.- Switzerland: Reforming Small Autonomous Municipalities; A.Ladner.- The United Kingdom: An Increasingly Differentiated Polity?; D.Wilson.- New Zealand: A Quantum Leap Forward?; G.Bush.- Australia: Still a Tale of Cinderella?; C.Aulich.- The United States: Executive Centred Politics; H.V.Savitch & R.K.Vogel.- A New Intergovernmentalism?; M.Goldsmith.- Toward Community Governance?; B Denters & L.E.Rose.

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...an excellent addition to the 'Government Beyond the Centre' series and one that will be extremely useful to both academics and professionals wanting to understand how local governance is developing across the industralised world'. - Philip Catney, Political Studies Review

'[P]rovides a succinct overview of contemporary local governance… [and] an excellent survey of recent… trends mostly within Europe but including some chapters on countries outside… All the chapters follow a similar format defined by the editors and all are written to a high level of quality.' - John Loughlin, European Political Science

'[A] useful summary of recent developments in local government and... a valuable starting point for future comparative research.' - Sylvia Tijmstra, Environment and Planning

'This book is a gold mine for all those interested in comparative local politics.' - Herwig Reynaet, Acta Politics

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