The quest for good urban governance: Theoretical reflections and practical challenges

L. Schaap (Editor), L.T. van den Dool (Editor), F. Hendriks (Editor), Alberto Gianoli (Editor)

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Abstract

The book demonstrates both successes and failures in attempts to get closer to the ideal of good urban governance in cities in North-America, Europe, and Asia. It presents a value menu and deliberately does not come up with “one best way” for improving urban governance. Good urban governance is presented as a balancing act, an interplay between government, business and civil society in which the core values need careful and timely attention. The authors address questions such as “What is deemed “good” in urban governance, and how is it being searched for?”, and “What (re)configurations of interactions between government, private sector and civil society are evolving, and to what results?”.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften/Springer
Number of pages245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

Publication series

NameUrban and Regional Research International

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Schaap, L., van den Dool, L. T., Hendriks, F., & Gianoli, A. (Eds.) (2015). The quest for good urban governance: Theoretical reflections and practical challenges. (Urban and Regional Research International). VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften/Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-10079-7