Metropolitan Governance: Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place


This book offers a cross-national analysis of contemporary issues and challenges for the governing of urban regions. The case studies on Germany, Spain, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Switzerland, Australia, the US and Canada, place particular emphasis on the tensions building on metropolitan governing capacity and democratic legitimacy. The authors develop and use an analytical framework focused on the dynamics of place and make an original contribution to the debates on the nature of metropolitan governance.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Daniel Kübler
  • Hubert Heinelt
  • Emmanuel Négrier
  • Mariona Tomàs
  • Panagiotis Getimis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005


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