Subnational Government: The French Experience

Hardcover | May 15, 2007

byJohn Loughlin

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The aim of this book is to present an overview of the machinations of subnational government in France. With globalization and the EU, local and regional government have experienced dramatic changes in the way that they operate, the responsibilities that they have and their links with the hierarchy of government organization. John Loughlin examines theoretical approaches to subnational government and offers a comparative view of France with other European countries and the United States.

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The aim of this book is to present an overview of the machinations of subnational government in France. With globalization and the EU, local and regional government have experienced dramatic changes in the way that they operate, the responsibilities that they have and their links with the hierarchy of government organization. John Loug...

John Loughlin is Visiting Fellow, European University Intsitute, Badia Fiesolana, Italy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.82 × 5.8 × 0.75 inPublished:May 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333994477

ISBN - 13:9780333994474

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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Historical Context of French Subnational Government * The Changing Nature of Central-Local Relations in France * Reforming the Communal System: From Fragmentation to Consolidation * The Département: Departmentalism Between Communism and Regionalism * The Région Parties and Regional Politicians, Elections and Electoral Systems at the Subnational Level * Policy Networks and Governance at the Subnational Level * Conclusions