Local Power, Territory and Institutions in European Metropolitan Regions: In Search of Urban Gargantuas (Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentral
By: Christian Lefevre (editor), Bernard Jouve (editor)Hardback
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A comparative analysis of eight different urban areas - Bologna, Bordeaux, Geneve-Lausanne, Lyons, Manchester, Rotterdam, Stuttgart and Torino - examining key urban issues that are high on the policy agenda of every national government.
Bernard Jouve is Researcher at the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat, Lyon, France. He holds a Doctorate in Urban Studies. He is currently working on territorial governance, urban and regional government in Europe. Christian Lefevre is Professor of urban studies at the Institut Francais d'Urbanisme, Paris where he teaches metropolitan government. He has done extensive research and studies on comparative metropolitan governance for various local, national and international research institutions.
Urban power structures - territories, actors and institutions in Europe, Bernard Jouve and Christian Lefevre; the metropolitan city of Bologna - from the "Third Italy" to the Second Republic?, Bernard Jouve and Christian Lefevre; the institutional dynamic of the urban region of Bordeaux - from the "Chaban system" to Alain Juppe, Arthur Benz and Albrecht Frenzel; building a new territory - the urban region of Lyons, Taoufik Ben Mabrouk and Bernard Jouve; Manchester - an old metropolis, Michael Hebbert and Iain Deas; local government versus metropolitan government -the example of the Lake Geneva region, Dominique Joye and Jean-Philippe Leresche; institutional policies in a federal state - the creation of the association of the urban region of Stuttgart, Arthur Benz and Albrecht Frenzel; Turin - the vain search for Gargantua, Maurizio Maggi and Stefano Piperno; greater Rotterdam - between local territoriality and national uniformity, Veronique Verges.
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