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Comparing Local Governance : Trends and Developments - Bas Denters

Comparing Local Governance

Trends and Developments

By: Bas Denters (Editor), Lawrence E. Rose (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th February 2005
ISBN: 9780333995556
Number Of Pages: 312

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A broad-ranging assessment of continuities and change in local governance in the western industrialized world providing in-depth assessments by leading experts of a wide range of countries exemplifying between them the whole spectrum of types and models of local government systems and networks. A central focus is on the impact of public management reforms, new forms of community governance and changes in central-local relations.

'...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

List of Exhibits, Figures and Tablesp. vii
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Local Governance in the Third Millennium: a brave new World?p. 1
France: the intermunicipal revolutionp. 12
Italy: after the stormp. 29
Belgium: the changing world of Belgian municipalitiesp. 47
The Netherlands: in search of responsivenessp. 65
The Nordic Countries: still the 'promised land'?p. 83
Poland: a time of transitionp. 100
Germany: a new type of local government?p. 119
Switzerland: reforming small autonomous municipalitiesp. 139
The United Kingdom: an increasingly differentiated polity?p. 155
New Zealand: a quantum leap forward?p. 174
Australia: still a tale of Cinderella?p. 193
The United States: executive-centred politicsp. 211
A New Intergovernmentalism?p. 228
Towards Local Governance?p. 246
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780333995556
ISBN-10: 0333995554
Series: Government Beyond the Centre
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 11th February 2005
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1