Territorial Choice: The Politics of Boundaries and Borders by H. Baldersheim

Territorial Choice: The Politics of Boundaries and Borders

EditorH. Baldersheim, L. Rose

Hardcover | July 7, 2010

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This book presents the experiences of eleven European countries in the field of territorial reforms. Based on case-studies that outline the basic features of the politics of territorial choice in the respective countries, the focus is on national policies, politics, and cleavages; the strategies employed and the outcomes of the reforms.

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HARALD BALDERSHEIM is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway. He specializes in public administration and local government studies, including e-government, and has published extensively in these fields. LAWRENCE E. ROSE is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway. He specializes in loc...

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Title:Territorial Choice: The Politics of Boundaries and BordersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 7, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230233333

ISBN - 13:9780230233331

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Table of Contents

Territorial Choice: Rescaling Governance in European States; H.Baldersheim & L.E.Rose
The Danish Revolution in Local Government: How and Why?; P.E.Mouritzen
Finnish Power-shift: The Defeat of the Periphery; S.Sandberg
The Swedish Model Under Stress: Waning of the Egalitarian, Unitary State?; A.Lidström
The staying Power of the Norwegian Periphery; H.Baldersheim & L.Rose
Larger and Larger? The Endless Search for Efficiency in the UK; P.John
Step-by-step: Territorial Choice in the Netherlands; M.Boedeltje & B.Denters
Multiple Choice: The Persistence of Territorial Pluralism in the German Federation; M.Walter-Rogg
France and its 36,000 Communes: An Impossible Reform?; E.Kerrouche
Italian Regionalism: A Semi-federation is Taking Shape – or is it?; M. Brunazzo
Efficiency Imperatives in a Fragmented Polity: Reinventing Local Government in Greece; P.Getimis & N.Hlepas
Top-down or Bottom-up? Coping with Territorial Fragmentation in the Czech Republic; M.Illner
A Comparative Analysis of Territorial Choice in Europe – Conclusions; H.Baldersheim & L.E.Rose
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