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Author Giersig, Nico.

Title Multilevel urban governance and the "European City" : discussing metropolitan reforms in Stockholm and Helsinki / Nico Giersig
Edition First edition
Published Wiesbaden : VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series VS research
VS research.
Contents Multilevel Urban Governance: Origin, Core Issues, Current Debates -- Theories of Urban Politics and Policies in a Changing Context -- From Urban Government to Multilevel Urban Governance -- Integrated Multilevel Urban Governance Analysis: Comparing Neostructuralist and Neo-Weberian Approaches -- Metropolitan Governance Reforms in Stockholm and Helsinki: An Indicator for Governance Transformations in Sweden and Finland -- Explaining the rationale of the research focus -- The Nordic Countries: A Comprehensive Political and Societal Model -- The Helsinki and Stockholm Regions in Context: Structural Characteristics, Recent Trends and New Challenges -- Metropolitan Cooperation, Integration and Conflict: Comparing Modes of Governance in the Finnish and Swedish Capital Regions -- Concluding Assessments
Summary Nico Giersig exemplifies the specificities of Nordic cities within Europe as a whole by means of a systematic comparison of governance arrangements and their dynamics in two Nordic capital regions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238)
Notes Print version record
Subject City planning -- Sweden -- Stockholm.
City planning -- Finland -- Helsinki.
Urban policy -- Sweden -- Stockholm.
Urban policy -- Finland -- Helsinki.
Municipal government -- Sweden -- Stockholm.
Municipal government -- Finland -- Helsinki.
Regional planning -- Sweden -- Stockholm Region
Regional planning -- Finland -- Helsinki Region
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128177393X
3531159984 (Trade Paper)
9783531159980 (Trade Paper)