By Hubert Heinelt,Xavier Bertrana

This publication takes a comparative method of neighborhood executive throughout 14 ecu international locations, taking a look at approaches of decentralisation, regionalisation and reforms of neighborhood government.

Examining moment degrees of presidency, equivalent to united kingdom Counties, French Départements, Italian and Spanish Provinces, and German Landkreise, this publication finds either the categorical features of specific nations, and in addition similarities throughout Europe. because the first e-book focussing at the moment point of neighborhood governments, this monograph combines comparative research of institutional developments and reforms of neighborhood govt with exam of country-specific positive factors to supply an unique and insightful evaluate of eu governance. Organised alongside universal thematic strains, best specialists of their box define the old improvement of neighborhood govt, and examine contemporary or present reform debates. The e-book argues democratic caliber and effectiveness of this territorial point of presidency is within the concentration of on-going debates in regards to the rescaling of statehood and a shift from ‘government to governance’.

The moment Tier of neighborhood govt in Europe might be of curiosity to scholars and students learning neighborhood govt, public management and multi-level governance.

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