Subsidiarity Governance: Theoretical and Empirical Models

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorAlessandro Colombo

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In Europe, the subsidiarity principle has been enjoying renewed consensus in recent years. This book offers an insight on the original meaning of subsidiarity, particularly the horizontal dimension of subsidiarity, which challenge traditional patterns of government. Prominent international scholars and experts from various fields 'read' the distinctive wealth of government experience accumulated in Lombardy and the experience of governing in their own various countries. This book is for anyone willing to add a new perspective, that of subsidiarity, to the debate on governance reform.

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In Europe, the subsidiarity principle has been enjoying renewed consensus in recent years. This book offers an insight on the original meaning of subsidiarity, particularly the horizontal dimension of subsidiarity, which challenge traditional patterns of government. Prominent international scholars and experts from various fields 'read...

ALESSANDRO COLOMBO is currently the director of the Governance and Institutions Strategic Unit of Éupolis Lombardia - Regional Institute for Research, Statistics, and Training which provides policy advise for the Lombardy Regional Government. He holds a PhD in Economic History from the Università degli Studi of Verona, an M.Sc. in Pol...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 9.68 × 5.67 × 0.65 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230338690

ISBN - 13:9780230338692

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Model of Governance * Principle of subsidiarity and Lombardy. Theoretical Background and Empirical Implementation - Alessandro Colombo * The Lombard Model of Governance: Preliminary Observations - Lester M. Salamon * A Hornet's Nest or the Climax of the Change of Regime? The Dilemmas of Creating Regions in Eastern and Central Europe - Gyula Horváth * An Unfinished Journey - Lombardy On The Road To Decentralisation - Balázs Lóránd * A View from the Antipodes: Comparing the Lombard and New Zealand Ways of Governance - Philip McDermott * Part II: Policy Sectors * Subsidiarity and Education in Lombardy: Limits and Possibilities - Charles L. Glenn * Regional Governance of Health Services in Lombardy - Helen Haugh * Subsidiarity, Proximity and Innovation - Michael Kitson * Social Housing and Subsidiarity in the Lombardy Model of Governance - Gerard Van Bortel

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' Subsidiarity Governance holds important lessons for policy makers and administrators alike. Colombo lays out the concepts of subsidiarity and the power it can have in providing better outcomes for those whom government is intended to serve. Essays in the book provide rich examples of the application of subsidiarity in the provision of various public services. Those interested in improving public policy and administration will find the insights in this work both stimulating and rewarding.' - Babak Armajani, founder and chairman, The Public Strategies Group   'Lombardy has long been a pioneer in public service reform. Its application of principles of subsdiarity and quasi-markets have revolutionised both the delivery and provision of social services. We all have a lot to learn from Lombardy, in terms of both theory and practice; and this excellent book, edited by one of the key figures in the reform process, is the place to start that learning.' - Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics