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Title: Metropolitan Challenges and Reform Pressures across Europe - the Perspectives of City Mayors
Author: Dlabac, Oliver
Medir Tejado, Lluís
Tomàs Fornés, Mariona
Lackovska, Marta
Keywords: Alcaldes
Àrees metropolitanes
Metropolitan areas
Issue Date: 24-Jan-2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Metropolitan governance arrangements and their policy purposes have been a matter of debate among researchers and practitioners around the globe. While we may trace three broad schools of metropolitan governance - reform school, public choice theory and new regionalism - with each still having its proponents, we are interested to learn whether there are assumptions on metropolitan governance that have today become general knowledge among urban political elites. By investigating the attitudes and perceptions of city mayors across Europe, we show that functional multipurpose governance bodies are indeed more generally associated with equitable service distribution, whereas the preconditions for cost-efficiency and sustainable development are more equivocally placed at different modes of governance. Moreover, we show that a perceived general lack of problem-solving capacities does not automatically translate into pressures for metropolitan reform, but it is only in combination with a general disaffection with the governance structures currently in place.
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It is part of: Local Government Studies, 2018, vol. 44, num. 2, p. 229-254
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ISSN: 0300-3930
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Ciència Política, Dret Constitucional i Filosofia del Dret)

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