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Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Europe

Editors: Hulst, Rudie, van Montfort, André (Eds.)

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Over the past fifty years, local government in Europe has been confronted with escalating scales of production, population migration and market pressures. These developments have complicated its performance, challenged its domain and even threatened its existence. A popular coping strategy is inter-municipal cooperation, a phenomenon that, despite its ubiquity, has not been subject to systematic comparative research.

This book presents an overview of inter-municipal cooperation in eight European countries. Each country study sketches its attendant forms, their institutional design, the tasks and competencies attributed to joint authorities of municipalities and the way inter-municipal cooperation operates in practice. Both performance and democratic aspects of cooperation are recurring topics. The last chapter of the book presents a comparative analysis and reflects on the future of inter-municipal cooperation.

About the authors

Dr. Rudie Hulst (1953) and Dr. André van Montfort (1959) teach public administration at the Department of Public Administration and Organisation Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Their main topic of research is intergovernmental relations.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Inter-Municipal Cooperation: A Widespread Phenomenon

    Pages 1-21

    Hulst, Rudie (et al.)

  • Belgium: Flemish Inter-Municipal Cooperation Under Reform

    Pages 23-38

    Peuter, Bart de (et al.)

  • Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Finland: Old Traditions and New Promises

    Pages 39-65

    Haveri, Arto (et al.)

  • Inter-Municipal Cooperation in France: Incentives, Instrumentality and Empty Shells

    Pages 67-90

    West, Karen

  • Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Germany: The Mismatch Between Existing Necessities and Suboptimal Solutions

    Pages 91-115

    Heinz, Werner

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Europe
Editors
  • Rudie Hulst
  • André van Montfort
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5379-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5379-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5378-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7355-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
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