Local Governance and Intermunicipal Cooperation

Authors: Teles, F.

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Territory and scale have been some of the most relevant topics in recent political science, but do we know enough about cooperation between local governments? How we think about local government has changed significantly and requires us to be equipped with new epistemological gear, considering more variables and social functions of local government than before. For instance, is inter-municipal cooperation a special arrangement? The answer is certainly positive, not as a consequence of its nature when compared to other alternatives of policy coordination and service delivery, but because it captures almost every facet of the complexity of contemporary territorial governance. Bringing relevant case-studies, previous research, and available literature together, this book will help researchers, students and practitioners with these ideas. The author provides comprehensive information about inter-municipal cooperation and identifies the main gaps in contemporary research.

About the authors

Filipe Teles is Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he teaches courses in the fields of Public Policy and Political Science. He holds a PhD in Political Science and has developed research work on local governance, public administration, territorial reforms and political leadership.

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“The book accomplishes its aforementioned objectives by helping readers understand the academic and practical meanings of inter-local cooperation in local governance, the variation in the use of inter-local cooperation across countries (particularly in Europe), and the areas that we need to elaborate on in the future. … book will help practitioners and students and scholars of local governance and city management understand the dynamics in this field. … a useful textbook for graduate seminar classes on local and metropolitan governance.” (Sung-Wook Kwon, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, Vol. 2 (1), 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Local Governments Working Together: Relevance and Motivations

    Teles, Filipe

    Pages 1-13

  • Diversity in Inter-municipal Arrangements: Nature, Theory and Citizens

    Teles, Filipe

    Pages 14-31

  • In Search of Efficiency in Local Governance: Size and Alternatives

    Teles, Filipe

    Pages 32-49

  • Rescaling Governance in European Reforms

    Teles, Filipe

    Pages 50-60

  • An Illustration: The Portuguese Case

    Teles, Filipe

    Pages 61-72

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Hardcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-44573-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Governance and Intermunicipal Cooperation
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44574-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137445742
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44573-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 107
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