The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences

Two Centuries of Local Autonomy

Editors: Backhaus, Jürgen Georg (Ed.)

  • Outlines the development and importance of the role of city/local government over the last two centuries.
  • Provides insight on important issues in not only constitutional political economy but also in political science and urban studies.
  • Demonstrates important lessons that also apply to the United States and the expanding European Union today.
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One of the last Prussian Reforms during the Napoleonic Era was the constitution of local autonomy for the cities. Proof of its lasting importance is that it was the cities that carried out the deficit-based employment policies of the early 1930s also had to carry the burden of a democratic reconstitution of Germany in the postwar period. After the crushing defeat at Napoleon’s hands, likewise the reconstitution of Prussia fell to the cities. Today, the same constellation of problems can be found on different stages. Europe, as it is growing together, faces a democracy deficit which ultimately will have to be addressed by the cities. The countries in transition and undergoing transformation likewise will have to find arenas for democratic decision making, which likely will be at the municipal level. Finally, the United States of America also faces a quagmire at the federal level which ultimately will have to be resolved at the state or local level. Contributions to this book examine all of these issues, making it of interest to students in urban studies, public administration, history and political science as well as policy-makers concerned with local government and autonomy.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomy

    Backhaus, Jürgen G.

    Pages 1-2

  • Friedrich List on Local Autonomy in His Contributions to the Debate About the Constitution of Württemberg in 1816/1817

    Chaloupek, Günther

    Pages 3-12

  • Determinant Factors of Economic Development and Local Economy: Theoretical Concepts in Retrospect

    Schmidt, Karl-Heinz

    Pages 13-28

  • Wilhelm Roepke’s Emphasis on the Local Community

    Backhaus, Ursula M.

    Pages 29-40

  • Mission-Driven Business Schools

    Backhaus, Jürgen G. (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9627-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Two Centuries of Local Autonomy
Editors
  • Jürgen Georg Backhaus
Series Title
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0293-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0293-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0292-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9627-5
Series ISSN
1572-1744
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 114
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