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The Government of the World Cities: The Future of the Metro Model (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0471949825 / ISBN 13: 9780471949824
Edité par John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Government of World Cities assesses the future of metropolitan administrations in the light of some spectacular challenges to their operation, notably the collapse of the metro model in cities as diverse as London, Barcelona and Copenhagen. This key collection of essays from recognised authorities, including the final publication by the late Jean Gottmann, the doyen of urban studies, provides a balanced and provocative view of the strengths and weaknesses of metropolitan government at possibly the most crucial point in its history. The purpose of this book is to take stock of the concept of the metropolitan government idea as it currently seems to be faring in a variety of contexts and examples throughout the world. Specific cities that exemplify the three categories (outright abolition, under fire, and successfully thriving) are examined to determine why the experience of each has differed so markedly. Each essay offers an up-to-date account of the relative success of each metro government and its prospects for the future. This book also evaluates whether it is possible to make some judgement as to how far the existence of a metropolitan government has improved the governance of the big city. This is an invaluable book for students of geography, urban studies, urban politics and planning, as well as professionals in local government. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780471949824

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Titre : The Government of the World Cities: The ...

Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The Government of World Cities assesses the future of metropolitan administrations in the light of some spectacular challenges to their operation, notably the collapse of the "metro model" in cities as diverse as London, Barcelona and Copenhagen. This key collection of essays from recognised authorities, including the final publication by the late Jean Gottmann, the doyen of urban studies, provides a balanced and provocative view of the strengths and weaknesses of metropolitan government at possibly the most crucial point in its history. The purpose of this book is to take stock of the concept of the metropolitan government idea as it currently seems to be faring in a variety of contexts and examples throughout the world. Specific cities that exemplify the three categories (outright abolition, under fire, and successfully thriving) are examined to determine why the experience of each has differed so markedly. Each essay offers an up-to-date account of the relative success of each metro government and its prospects for the future. This book also evaluates whether it is possible to make some judgement as to how far the existence of a metropolitan government has improved the governance of the big city. This is an invaluable book for students of geography, urban studies, urban politics and planning, as well as professionals in local government.

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Internationally-renowned urban political scholars examine the development, nature, role and future regarding the metro model of city government. Provides a wide-ranging appraisal of the change and decay of the metro model in theoretical perspective and in detailed case studies of cities including London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Toronto.

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