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Territorial Choice : The Politics of Boundaries and Borders - Harald Baldersheim

Territorial Choice

The Politics of Boundaries and Borders

By: Harald Baldersheim (Editor), Lawrence E. Rose (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th July 2010
ISBN: 9780230233331
Number Of Pages: 283

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This book presents the experiences of eleven European countries in the field of territorial reforms. Based on case-studies that outline the basic features of the politics of territorial choice in the respective countries, the focus is on national policies, politics, and cleavages; the strategies employed and the outcomes of the reforms.

List of Exhibits and Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Territorial Choice: Rescaling Governance in European Statesp. 1
The Danish Revolution in Local Government: How and Why?p. 21
Finnish Power-Shift: The Defeat of the Periphery?p. 42
The Swedish Model under Stress: The Waning of the Egalitarian, Unitary State?p. 61
The Staying Power of the Norwegian Peripheryp. 80
Larger and Larger? The Endless Search for Efficiency in the UKp. 101
Step-by-Step: Territorial Choice in the Netherlandsp. 118
Multiple Choice: The Persistence of Territorial Pluralism in the German Federationp. 138
France and Its 36,000 Communes: An Impossible Reform?p. 160
Italian Regionalism: A Semi-Federation is Taking Shape - Or is It?p. 180
Efficiency Imperatives in a Fragmented Polity: Reinventing Local Government in Greecep. 198
Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Coping with Territorial Fragmentation in the Czech Republicp. 214
A Comparative Analysis of Territorial Choice in Europe - Conclusionsp. 234
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780230233331
ISBN-10: 0230233333
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 7th July 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1