The Urban Book Series

Local Government and Urban Governance in Europe

Editors: Silva, Carlos Nunes, Buček, Ján (Eds.)

  • Includes critical insights on recent reforms and policy innovations in local governance in Europe
  • Provides an updated view of these reforms and policy innovations in local governance in Europe in Southern, Eastern and Western Europe
  • Explores the urban dimension of EU policies in different parts of Europe
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About this book

This book discusses innovative responses and reforms developed in critical areas of urban governance in European countries. It examines the impact of European Union’s policies on the urban agenda and on local governance, and the impact of the transition to democracy in Central and in Southern Europe on local self-government systems. The book is divided into three parts: i) Crisis, Reform and Innovation in Local Government; ii) EU Policies, the Urban Agenda and Local Governance; and iii) Citizen Participation in Local Government. 

Providing an extensive and updated overview of key challenges in the governance of cities in Europe, the book will be of interest to students and researchers in the broader field of urban studies, and for policy-makers, especially those engaged in urban governance in European countries.  


About the authors

Ján Buček is Associate Professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava. He holds a Ph.D. degree in economic geography at Comenius University. Currently he is Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Geography of Governance (since 2008), Vice-President of the Slovak Geographical Society (since 2010) and a member of editorial boards of several scientific journals. 

Carlos Nunes Silva, PhD, is Professor Auxiliar at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal. His research interests are mainly focused on local government policies, history and theory of urban planning, urban and metropolitan governance, urban planning ethics, urban planning in Africa, research methods, local e-government, and urban e-planning.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nunes Silva, Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Political and Administrative Decentralization in Portugal: Four Decades of Democratic Local Government

    Nunes Silva, Carlos

    Pages 9-32

  • Why and When Countries Implement Local Public Administration Reforms: A Long-Term View of Reform Dynamics in Slovakia, 1990–2015

    Buček, Ján

    Pages 33-70

  • Local Self-Government in Hungary: The Impact of Crisis

    Fábián, Adrián

    Pages 71-87

  • Local Government Innovation in Italy and its Impact on Urban and Regional Planning with a Focus on the Milanese Context

    Riboldazzi, Renzo

    Pages 89-109

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43979-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43978-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Government and Urban Governance in Europe
Editors
  • Carlos Nunes Silva
  • Ján Buček
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43979-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43979-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43978-5
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
Topics