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?”.
|Place of Publication||Wiesbaden|
|Publisher||VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften/Springer|
|Number of pages||245|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2015|
|Name||Urban and Regional Research International|
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