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Local and Urban Governance

Contemporary Trends in Local Governance

Reform, Cooperation and Citizen Participation

Editors: Nunes Silva, Carlos (Ed.)

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  • Explores recent changes and reforms in local and urban governance 
  • Uses different disciplinary perspectives 
  • Considers different geographies 
  • Important for policy makers, researchers and graduate students 
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This book addresses and explores recent trends in the field of local and urban governance. It focuses on three domains: institutional reforms in local government; inter-municipal cooperation; and citizen participation in local governance. 
In the last decades, in different regions of the world, there is ample evidence that sub-national government, in particular the field of local governance, is in a permanent state of change and reflux, although with differences that reflect national particularities. Since these institutional changes have an impact in the local policy process, in the delivery of public services, in the local democracy, and in the quality of life, it is mandatory to monitor these continued institutional changes, to learn and develop with these changes, if possible before these experiences are transferred and replicated in other countries. 

The editor and contributors address issues of interest for a wide audience, comprising of students and researchers in various disciplines, and policy makers at both national and sub-national tiers of government.

About the authors

Carlos Nunes Silva is Professor Auxiliar at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is Chair of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Geography of Governance and founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of E-Planning Research. His research areas include urban and metropolitan governance, history and theory of urban planning, urban planning in Africa, urban e-planning, urban planning ethics, local government policies, local e-government, research methods.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Global Trends in Local Governance

    Pages 1-19

    Nunes Silva, Carlos

  • Recent and Contemporary Trends in European Studies of Local Government and Local Politics

    Pages 21-43

    Swianiewicz, Paweł

  • Governance Without Power? The Fight of the Hungarian Counties for Survival

    Pages 45-65

    Kovács, Ilona Pálné

  • From Financial Centralisation to Political Centralisation. The Focal Points of the Municipal Reforms from the Transition Until Present Day Hungary

    Pages 67-86

    Kákai, László

  • Development of Intra-municipality Decentralisation Systems in Japan

    Pages 87-109

    Maeda, Yosuke

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eBook 117,69 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Trends in Local Governance
Book Subtitle
Reform, Cooperation and Citizen Participation
Editors
  • Carlos Nunes Silva
Series Title
Local and Urban Governance
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52516-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52516-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52515-6
Series ISSN
2524-5449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 282
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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