Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition, and by Richard C. Feiock

By Richard C. Feiock

Metropolitan Governance is the 1st ebook to compile competing views at the query and results of centralized vs. decentralized local govt. offering unique contributions by way of one of the most outstanding names within the box of city politics, this quantity examines the association of governments in metropolitan parts, and the way that has an impact on either politics and coverage.

Existing paintings on metropolitan governments debates the implications of interjurisdictional pageant, yet neglects the function of cooperation in a decentralized approach. Feiock and his participants offer facts that neighborhood governments effectively cooperate via an internet of voluntary agreements and institutions, and during collective offerings of voters. this sort of "institutional collective motion" is the glue that holds institutionally fragmented groups jointly.

The concept of institutional collective motion constructed the following illustrates the dynamics of decentralized governance and identifies a number of the methods governments cooperate and compete. Metropolitan Governance offers perception into the vital function that municipal governments play within the governance of metropolitan parts. It explores the idea of institutional collective motion via empirical experiences of land use judgements, financial improvement, neighborhood partnerships, institution selection, morality matters, and boundary change—among different issues.

A different, finished analytical inquiry important for college students of political technological know-how, city and nearby making plans, and public administration—as good as for students of city affairs and concrete politics and policymakers—Metropolitan Governance blazes new territory within the city landscape.

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