All over the world local government is moving upwards on the political agenda. In new as well as old democracies, institutional reforms are taking place aimed at creating more dynamic relationships between state and local government as well as between local government and the civil society.
In this book, recent local government reforms in Japan, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden are compared according to
- the ideological premises
- new modes of central–local government relations as well as regional–local government relations
- new forms of political steering on the part of local authorities and the extent of organisational flexibility
- changing roles of local political and administrative elite towards local economy, interest formation and NGOs
- the democratic character of the local government including new conditions for citizen participation
The editors, Erik Amnå and Stig Montin, are scholars in political science at Novemus School of Public Affairs at Örebro University in Sweden.
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