Local Governance in the Global Context

Theory and Practice

Edited by: Chin-peng Chu, Alexander Grasse, Sang-Chul Park, Markus Porsche-Ludwig

Local governance has become a subject of particular interest, even in the context of globalization. As a bottom-up strategy, it aims is to increase the opportunities for civil society to engage in affairs of their own. As a top-down strategy, it wants to mobilize all endogenous potential available to improve political steering capacity. This book examines the theoretical approaches towards citizens' participation and provides case studies that indicate a varied menu of contemporary local democracies, urban and regional governance in Europe (Germany, Sweden, and Italy), Asia (Korea and Taiwan) and the US. (Series: Politikwissenschaft - Vol. 172)


320 pages

Publication Date: 1/24/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643900364