The study of urban governance provides a valuable insight into economic, social, and political forces and how they shape city life. But who and what are the real drivers of change? This innovative text casts new light on the...Show More
The study of urban governance provides a valuable insight into economic, social, and political forces and how they shape city life. But who and what are the real drivers of change? This innovative text casts new light on the issues and re-examines the state of urban governance at the start of the twenty-first century.
Jon Pierre analyses four models of urban governance: 'management', 'corporatist', 'pro-growth' and 'welfare'. Each is assessed in terms of its implications for the major issues, interests and challenges in the contemporary urban arena. Distinctively, Pierre argues that institutions – and the values which underpin them – are the driving forces of change. The book also assesses the impact of globalization upon urban governance.
The long-standing debate on the decline of urban governance is re-examined and reformulated by Pierre, who applies a wider international approach to the issues. He argues that the changing cast of private and public actors, combined with new forms of political participation, have resulted in a transformation – rather than a decline – of contemporary urban governance.
- Provides a critical synthesis of the key theories and arguments in urban governance
- Has broad international coverage
- Structure follows an accessible and systematic institutional approach
Why Study Urban Politics?
The Challenge of Urban Governance
The Managerial City
The Decline of Urban Politics?
Cities in Global Governance
Conclusions: The Future of Urban Politics.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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- Public Policy in the Community Marilyn Taylor
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- Comparative Public Policy Anneliese Dodds
- Health Policy in Britain Christopher Ham
- Public Management in the United Kingdom June Burnham, Sylvia Horton
- Local Democracy and Local Government Lawrence Pratchett, David Wilson
- Housing Finance in the UK Kenneth Gibb, Moira Munro, Madhu Satsangi
- Decentralising Public Service Management Johnston Birchall, Keith Putman, Christopher Pollitt
- Housing Policy and Practice Peter Malpass, Alan Murie
- Public Management in Britain David Farnham, Sylvia Horton
- The Public Management and Modernisation in Britain A. Massey, Robert Pyper