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Partnerships in Urban Governance : European and American Experiences - Jon Pierre

Partnerships in Urban Governance

European and American Experiences

By: Jon Pierre (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th April 1998
ISBN: 9780333689394
Number Of Pages: 206

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Urban governance in most western democracies has seen various forms of public-private concerted actions becoming increasingly important instruments for local governments. These new features of urban governance are often seen as local governments trying to enhance their "capacity to act" by fusing their capabilities with those of other major societal actors. At the same time such transgressions of the border between the public and the private spheres of society make local governments more susceptible to political pressures from those actors. This volume looks at the historical development and present performance of public-private partnerships for local economic development in western Europe and the United States. The theoretical framework applied in the volume is derived from theories of governance as well as from institutional theory.

Acknowledgments
Notes on the Contributors
Public-Private Partnerships and Urban Governance: Introduction
With a Little Help from Our Friends: Public-Private Partnerships as Institutions and Instruments
Public-Private Partnerships and Urban Governance
Public-Private Partnerships as Historical Chameleons: The Case of the United States
Public-Private Partnerships among Swedish Municipalities: Why and How Neighbors Join to Alleviate Resource Constraints
Local Industrial Partnerships: Exploring the Logics of Public-Private Partnerships
Bridging Multiple Worlds: Central, Regional and Local Partners in Rural Development
Commentary: Public-Private Partnerships in the United States from a European Perspective
The Ecology of Public-Private Partnerships: Europe
Conclusions
Index
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ISBN: 9780333689394
ISBN-10: 0333689399
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 14th April 1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1