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Contractual Communities in the Self-Organising City

Freedom, Creativity, Subsidiarity

Authors: Brunetta, Grazia, Moroni, Stefano

  • Based on a strong interdisciplinary approach, which makes use of insights from many disciplines

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Both “land-use regulation” and “territorial collective services” have traditionally been accomplished in cities through coercive efforts of public administrations. Recently, land-use regulation and collective service provision regimes have emerged within “contractual communities:” territory-based organisations (usually, but not exclusively residential) such as homeowners’ associations.

This book examines the problems and opportunities of contractual communities, avoiding both the alarmism and unwarranted apologies found in much of the literature on contractual communities.

The central notion is that cases in which coercive action by a public agency was deemed indispensable have been unjustly overstated, while the potential benefits of voluntary self-organising processes have been seriously understated. The authors propose a revised notion of the state role that allows ample leeway for contractual communities of all forms.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Types of Contractual Community

    Brunetta, Grazia (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Differences and Similarities Between Contractual Communities, and Reasons for Their Success

    Brunetta, Grazia (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Positive Aspects and Limits of Contractual Communities

    Brunetta, Grazia (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

  • The Space of Contractual Communities and the Re-Design of the State’s Role

    Brunetta, Grazia (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • The Proposal of Ebenezer Howard

    Brunetta, Grazia (et al.)

    Pages 65-74

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2858-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contractual Communities in the Self-Organising City
Book Subtitle
Freedom, Creativity, Subsidiarity
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2859-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2859-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2858-5
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 88
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