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Governance and Public Management

Sub-Municipal Governance in Europe

Decentralization Beyond the Municipal Tier

Editors: Hlepas, N.-K., Kersting, N., Kuhlmann, S., Swianiewicz, P., Teles, F. (Eds.)

  • Addresses the very basic nature of identity, local and self-government 
  • Questions the survival and promotion of sub-municipal governance when European trends are towards amalgamation and scale efficiency policies 
  • Contributes to the debate on size, democracy and policy delivery efficiency, as well as on decentralization and multi-level governance at the micro-level
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About this book

This book explores sub-municipal units’ (SMU) role in decision making, decentralized institutional innovation, social innovation and, in rural areas, service delivery. Focusing on fourteen European countries, the book examines the impact of political cultures, administrative traditions and local government systems on the functioning of the SMUs. An under-explored topic in the literature, this book provides a comprehensive, comparative European, thematically broad, descriptive book on sub-municipal governance.  


About the authors

Nikolaos-Komninos Hlepas is Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. 
Norbert Kersting is Chair for Comparative Politics, Local and Regional Governance at the Department of Political Science, University of Muenster, Germany. 
Sabine Kuhlmann is Professor of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam, Germany.
Pawel Swianiewicz is Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Local Development and Policy at the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland.
Filipe Teles is Assistant Professor and member of the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policy at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Decentralization Beyond the Municipal Tier

    Hlepas, Nikos (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Reaching Out to Sub-Municipal Decentralization: An Ongoing Challenge in Belgium

    Wayenberg, Ellen (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • The “Little Town-Halls” in the Czech Republic: An Unexploited Potential of Functional Decentralization

    Lysek, Jakub

    Pages 41-68

  • Decentralisation, Democratisation and Delivery: English Sub-municipal Devolution

    Copus, Colin

    Pages 69-91

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  • Sub-municipal Units in Germany: Municipal and Metropolitan Districts

    Kersting, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 93-118

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64725-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64724-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sub-Municipal Governance in Europe
Book Subtitle
Decentralization Beyond the Municipal Tier
Editors
  • Nikolaos-Komninos Hlepas
  • Norbert Kersting
  • Sabine Kuhlmann
  • Pawel Swianiewicz
  • Filipe Teles
Series Title
Governance and Public Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64725-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64725-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64724-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 268
Topics