Local Government in Europe

Trends and Development
  • 239 Pages
  • 2.32 MB
  • English
Palgrave Macmillan
Public Affairs & Administration, Politics - Current Events, Europe, Local Government, Politics/International Rela
ContributionsGerry Stoker (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10385039M
ISBN 100312057369
ISBN 139780312057367

The book aims to offer a detailed introduction to and account of each system of local government which may appeal to those seeking an overview of the area, but also a critical and contextual approach that will be of interest to those actively researching in the areas of local and regional government or EU-central-local government relations.

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to local government and urban politics in contemporary Western Europe. It is the first book to map and explain the significant processes of change characterizing local government systems and to place these in a genuinely comparative by: The book aims to offer a detailed introduction to and account of each system of local government which may appeal to those seeking an overview of the area, but also a critical and contextual approach that will be of interest to those actively researching in the areas of local and regional government or EU-central-local government relations.

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This book discusses innovative responses and reforms developed in critical areas of urban governance in European countries. It examines the impact of European Union’s policies on the urban agenda and on local governance, and the impact of the transition to democracy in Central and in Southern Europe on local self-government systems.

At the book's core is the perceived transition from local government to local governance. The book traces this key development thematically across a wide range of West European states including: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway.

Nearly all Western and Central European local government systems have been reformed since the 's. Taking into account variations in historical and national context, the book looks for different ways of local government reform, their emphases and their divergent : VS Verlag Für Sozialwissenschaften.

Advocates of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe before placed great emphasis on community self-government as the basis of civil society and democracy. After the ‘Velvet Revolutions’ of and the break up of the Soviet Union inthe new states created an elected local government, whereby cities, towns Local Government in Europe book villages.

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This theoretically and experientially grounded reference provides a complete overview of the principles and applications of government administration and management practices in the local public sector.

Written by over 25 distinguished academics and professionals with substantial experience as practitioners and consultants of administrative operations to local governments, the book covers the.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Anderson, William, Local government in Europe. New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co. [©]. Local governments get their taxes in different ways to pay to run the government.

Almost all states have a sales tax that adds to most purchases. This money goes to the local government to help pay for services.

Most states have an income tax as well. Another major tax is property tax. The comparative study of local government systems has a long and flourishing tradition.

In this article, three broad approaches are distinguished; inductive, deductive and ideal type based : Anders Lidström. Estimates suggest that decentralisation is currently being pursued in over 80 per cent of developing countries worldwide.

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For many people, local government is the part of government that most directly impacts on their lives, particularly via the provision of local services like water, sanitation, primary education and primary healthcare.

city government, political administration of urban areas. The English tradition of incorporating urban units (cities, boroughs, villages, towns) and allowing them freedom in most local matters is general in the United States (see city; local government).The traditional U.S.

city government had a mayor and council, whose members (aldermen) represented districts (wards). Local Government Business in the Welsh Government; and the Department of the Environment within the Northern Ireland Assembly. At the latest local elections in % of councillors were women.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(3). In Constitutional Principles of Local Self-Government in Europe Giovanni Boggero offers a meticulous account of the defining features of European constitutional local government law using both an international and comparative law perspective.

The book argues that differences between local government systems in Europe, typical examples of internal affairs of a State, can be smoothed away Author: Giovanni Boggero. officials changed.

The prefect has become more a partner of local governments than a commander, and elected officials have become much more independent from the central government.

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The history of local government in England is one of gradual change and evolution since the Middle Ages. England has never possessed a formal written constitution, with the result that modern administration (and the judicial system) is based on precedent, and is derived from administrative powers granted (usually by the Crown) to older systems, such as that of the shires.

by chronicling how local public officials have used community safety partnerships to build healthier communities. A framework for using community-local government partnerships to reduce crime now exists based on the experiences of public officials in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia.

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This framework includes the following. Since local governments are corporations of state government, local revenue structures are largely determined by state doctrine. While state governments generally aim to provide sufficient autonomy and support to local governments, there are fifty state-local revenue systems that even vary within states.

In this case, autonomy refers to the amount of authority a municipality has over its. Local Government in Central and Eastern Europe examines these changes through the use of case studies which compare and contrast neighbouring countries, such as the Baltic States, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine, placing what is happening in an international perspective.

There are various common themes such as: how to deal with Price: $ A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state. The term is used to contrast with offices at state level, which are referred to as the central government, national government, or (where appropriate) federal government and also to supranational government which deals with governing.

In the new Eighth Edition of STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, this best-selling text continues to provide comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of institutions, political behavior, and policy-making at the state and local level.

The book’s theme of increased capacity and responsiveness of state and local government conveys excitement about politics at the grassroots level and is pro public.

The most important feature of the local government in France is its centralization. In local government is a unbroken chain from the communes right up to the ministry of interior at Paris. The local government in Franceis neither autonomous nor self governing but consists of.

Iceland - Iceland - Government and society: Iceland’s constitution, which was adopted inestablished a parliamentary democracy with a directly elected president as head of state. The powers of the president are similar to those of other heads of state in western European democracies.

Real power rests with the member parliament, the Althingi (Althing). The Avanza Local Solutions platform to assist local government in delivering their public services online.

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European Charter of Local Self-Government Strasbourg, X Preamble The member States of the Council of Europe, signatory hereto, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and.

In some areas - London and many historic rural counties - there are two tiers (levels) of local governement, with some services managed jointly over a large area by the higher level of administration, others managed locally at the lower level.

Where there are two tiers or levels of local government, the main local public services are managed as follows. Book Description: The first critical study of the treaty that guarantees the status of local self-government. Chris Himsworth analyses the text of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, traces its historical emergence and explains how it has been applied and interpreted throughout Europe, including the 'Local and regional democracy in the United Kingdom' report.The Practice of Local Government Planning book.

Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. First published in by the National M /5.William Bartlett is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is coordinator of the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in South East Europe and has carried out numerous research and consultancy projects, including those for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Training Foundation.