The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices by Leon van den DoolThe Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices by Leon van den Dool

The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices

byLeon van den Dool, Frank Hendriks, Alberto Gianoli

Paperback | June 25, 2015

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This book demonstrates both successes and failures in attempts to get closer to the ideal of good urban governance in cities in North-America, Europe, and Asia. It presents a value menu and deliberately does not come up with "one best way" for improving urban governance. Good urban governance is presented as a balancing act, an interplay between government, business and civil society in which the core values need careful and timely attention. The authors address questions such as "What is deemed "good" in urban governance, and how is it being searched for?", and "What (re)configurations of interactions between government, private sector and civil society are evolving, and to what results?".
Leon van den Dool is Senior Researcher at Tilburg University and Senior Manager at PwC Advisory in the field of Local Government, the Netherlands. Frank Hendriks is Professor in Comparative Governance at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Alberto Gianoli is Senior Expert in Urban Governance at the Institute for Housing and Urban Deve...
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Title:The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pagesPublished:June 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3658100788

ISBN - 13:9783658100780

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Table of Contents

Reflections on Good Governance.- Designing Good Urban Governance.- Partnerships in European, Indian and Chinese Cities.- Multi-level Governance.- Citizen Partizipation.