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Urban and Regional Research International

The Quest for Good Urban Governance

Theoretical Reflections and International Practices

Authors: van den Dool, L., Hendriks, F., Gianoli, A., Schaap, L.

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This book demonstrates both successes and failures in attempts to get closer to the ideal of good urban governance in cities in North-America, Europe, and Asia. It presents a value menu and deliberately does not come up with “one best way” for improving urban governance. Good urban governance is presented as a balancing act, an interplay between government, business and civil society in which the core values need careful and timely attention. The authors address questions such as “What is deemed “good” in urban governance, and how is it being searched for?”, and “What (re)configurations of interactions between government, private sector and civil society are evolving, and to what results?”.

About the authors

Leon van den Dool is Senior Researcher at Tilburg University and Senior Manager at PwC Advisory in the field of Local Government, the Netherlands. Frank Hendriks is Professor in Comparative Governance at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Alberto Gianoli is Senior Expert in Urban Governance at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Linze Schaap is Associate Professor Public Administration at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Chapter one Introduction: Good Urban Governance: Challenges and Values

    Pages 11-28

    Dool, Dr. Leon (et al.)

  • Chapter two Whose city is this anyway? Tensions in urban governance, good and otherwise

    Pages 29-43

    Pierre, Prof. Dr. Jon

  • Chapter three Reflections on Good Governance in Urban America

    Pages 45-58

    Stone, Prof. Dr. Clarence N.

  • Chapter four Designing Good Governance: Democratic Network Reform in Los Angeles

    Pages 59-86

    Musso, Dr. Juliet

  • Chapter five Participatory Budgeting in Berlin-Lichtenberg: An Example of Good Urban Governance?

    Pages 87-103

    Franzke, Prof. Dr. Jochen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Quest for Good Urban Governance
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Reflections and International Practices
Authors
Series Title
Urban and Regional Research International
Copyright
2015
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-10079-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-10079-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-10078-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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