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Handbook on Local and Regional Governance

9781800371194 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Filipe Teles, Department of Social, Political, and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 119 4 Extent: c 544 pp
Holistic in approach, this Handbook’s international range of leading scholars present complementary perspectives, both theoretical and empirically pertinent, to explore recent developments in the field of local and regional governance.

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Holistic in approach, this Handbook’s international range of leading scholars present complementary perspectives, both theoretical and empirically pertinent, to explore recent developments in the field of local and regional governance.

With a fresh outlook on the field, this Handbook builds significantly upon the existing literature to clarify the scope of the discipline, as well as providing tools, information, and research questions to better understand and further explore the field. Chapters provide theoretical and empirical context to current debates on local and regional governance and offer competing analytical lenses for studying the field. Topics explored include the intersecting roles, limits, opportunities and influence of actors, democracy, place, scale, and networks, with examinations of social cohesion, intermunicipal decentralization, and emerging technologies. Particularly close attention is paid to relationships, as the Handbook introduces to the analysis the ways that actors, tiers of government, institutions and multiple jurisdictions exchange resources, coordinate action and produce decisions with collective impact in local and regional governance.

Interdisciplinary and international in scope, this Handbook will be an invigorating read for students and scholars looking to better understand contemporary policy, politics and subnational governance at local and regional levels.
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‘With this book, Teles and colleagues have raised the study of local governance to a new level. This is a comprehensive synthesis of work of the field and will map out future work for a considerable time in the future. This is essential reading for any scholar and student working in this field.’
– Peter John, King's College London, UK

‘The Handbook on Local and Regional Governance is a very welcome, comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge within a broad range of relevant areas in this field of research. I would recommend it to the professional researcher as well as to the undergraduate student.’
– Anders Lidström, Professor Emeritus, Umeå University, Sweden
Contributors
Contributors include: Fernando Luiz Abrucio, Giovanni Allegretti, Massimo Allulli, Luís Filipe Mota Almeida, Rhys Andrews, Jostein Askim, Germà Bel, Geert Bouckaert, Hannah Bunting, Tiziana Caponio, Colin Copus, Bas Denters, Gonçalo Paiva Dias, Catherine Durose, Richard Clark Feiock, Marisol García, Adam Gendźwiłł, Eduardo José Grin, Robin Hambleton, Hubert Heinelt, José Hernández-Bonivento, Eva Marín Hlynsdóttir, Bob Jessop, Åge Johnsen, Alistair Jones, Nicolas Keuffer, Norbert Kersting, Ulrik Kjaer, Sabine Kuhlmann, Andreas Ladner, Warren Magnusson, Justine Marienfeldt, Lawrence Mckay, Sara Moreno Pires, Enrica Morlicchio, Frank Moulaert, Beth Perry, Jonathan Pratschke, Liz Richardson, Arjan H. Schakel, Marianna Sebő, Daniel Silver, Kristof Steyvers, Gerry Stoker, Luís de Sousa, Paweł Swianiewicz, António F. Tavares, Filipe Teles, Alexander Verdoes, Karsten Zimmermann
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