+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Local Governance in Western Europe : Sage Politics Texts - Peter John

Local Governance in Western Europe

Sage Politics Texts

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780761956372
Number Of Pages: 202

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $87.00
$69.75
20%
OFF
Ships in 3 to 4 business days

Local Governance in Western Europe provides a comprehensive introduction to local government and urban politics in contemporary Western Europe. Peter John maps and explains the significant processes of change characterizing local government systems and places these in a genuinely comparative context. This unique book introduces the traditional structures and institutions of local government, showing how these have been transforming in response to: increased economic and political competition; new ideas; institutional reform; the Europeanization of public policy At the books core is the perceived transition from local government to local governance. This key development is traced thematically across a wide range of West European States including: Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

`Its strength lies in combining theoretical insights with an impressive range of empirical material. The analysis is subtle and multi-layered.... This is a timely and important book' - Political Studies



`Local governance have gained massive attention among scholars and practitioners during the past several years. Peter John's book fills a void in the literature by tracing the historical roots of local governance and by placing his findings in a comparative perspective' - Professor Jon Pierre, University of Gothenburg, Sweden





`Peter John has produced a fascinating and stimulating book in which he assesses current developments in urban politics and local government in Europe and suggests how these changes are leading to different patterns of sub-national territorial politics in the EU today. What he has to say is of important interest to all students of local government; comparative politics and of territorial politics more generally' - Michael Goldsmith, University of Salford

From Local Government to Local Governance
Local Government Systems in Western Europe
Local Regimes in Western Europe
The Europeanization of Sub-National Governance
Privatization and the New Public Management
Institutional Formation and Regionalism
Leadership and the Local Executive
Renewing Local Democracy
Conclusion
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780761956372
ISBN-10: 0761956379
Series: Sage Politics Texts
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39