Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems by Enid Slack

Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems

EditorEnid Slack, Rupak Chattopadhyay

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This volume examines the governing structure and finances of metropolitan areas in federal systems. Taking a comparative approach, each chapter examines two large metropolitan areas in a federal country, including Australia (South East Queensland and Perth); Brazil (Belo Horizonte and SaoPaulo); Canada (Toronto and Vancouver); Germany (Hamburg and Central Germany); India (Hyderabad and Mumbai); South Africa (Cape Town and Gauteng metropolitan region); Spain (Barcelona and Madrid); Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich); and the United States (Louisville and Los Angeles). Through individual case studies, the contributors present the national context for metropolitan areas (for example, whether local governments are in the national constitution) and the characteristics of two metropolitan areas in the country. The contributors emphasize how the delivery of services iscoordinated across municipal boundaries, the extent to which land use planning is coordinated on a metropolitan-wide basis, how costs are shared throughout the region, the level of citizen access to local government decisions, and the degree of local government accountability. As well, they discussthe role of the federal and provincial/state governments in these large metropolitan areas and, in particular, the circumstances under which the federal government gets involved in metropolitan issues.Illustrated with nearly 100 figures, tables, and maps, this comprehensive overview presents a valuable collection of contributions from the field's top scholars.

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Dr. Enid Slack is Director of the Institute of Municipal Governance and Finance at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and is one of Canada's foremost experts in municipal finance. She has been working in this field for over 30 years and is respected nationally and internationally for her research on propert...
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Title:Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.06 inPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsList of IllustrationsPrefaceIntroduction1. Graham Sansom and Jeremy Dawkins: Australia: Perth and South East Queensland2. Marta Arretche: Governance and Finance in Two Brazilian Metropolitan Areas3. Harry Kitchen: Canada: Governance and Finance of the Greater Toronto Area and Metro Vancouver4. Melanie Walter-Rogg: Metropolitan Governance over Federal State Borders in Germany: The Example of the Regions Hamburg and Central Germany5. Om Prakash Mathur: Metropolitan Governance and Finance in India's Federal Structure6. Nico Steytler: Governance and Finance of Two South African Metropolitan Areas7. Nuria Bosch, Marta Espasa, and Joaquim Sole-Vilanova: Governance and Finance of Large Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems: The Case of Spain8. Daniel Kubler and Philippe Rochat: Governance and Finance of Large Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems: Switzerland9. Ronald K. Vogel and David Imbroscio: Governing Metropolitan Regions in the United States10. Enid Slack and Rupak Chattopadhyay: Governance and Finance of Large Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems: Summary of the Findings and Concluding CommentsIndex