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European cities : social conflicts and governance.

Author: Patrick LE GALES
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Downloadable archival material : English
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European cities are on the rise, and are taking advantage of the opportunities of the European integration and globalization processes. But they also face economic changes, social inequalities, poverty, and a new set of constraints. Taking examples through the European Union, this book explores the impact of the transformation of the nation states on cities and the change of local societies and local governments. It
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Genre/Form: info:eu-repo/semantics/book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick LE GALES
ISBN: 9780199243570 0199243573
OCLC Number: 1280493242
Language Note: en.
Notes: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Abstract:

European cities are on the rise, and are taking advantage of the opportunities of the European integration and globalization processes. But they also face economic changes, social inequalities, poverty, and a new set of constraints. Taking examples through the European Union, this book explores the impact of the transformation of the nation states on cities and the change of local societies and local governments. It argues that new modes of urban governance are emerging, and that cities are becoming collective actors within European governance. It shows why and how the bulk of European cities still appear to be original forms of compromise, aggregation, representation of diverse interests, and culture. Different modes of governance are gradually being structured in most middle-sized European cities despite processes of social exclusion segregation accompanied by the increased mobility of some citizens. Are Europeans going to invent a new form of institutionalized and territorialized capitalism, of which medium-sized European cities will be one of the pillars and one of the actors? Failing that, the effects of changing scales could be expressed as profound transformations of the European urban model.

-- I. European Cities Within European Societies -- II. A 'Historical Interlude for European Cities'? -- III. Social and Political Actors Within European Cities and the Making of Urban Modes of Governance.

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