Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
(Palgrave Studies in Sub-National Governance) 1st ed. 2021 Edition
by Filipe Teles (Editor), Adam Gendźwiłł (Editor), Cristina Stănuș (Editor), Hubert Heinelt (Editor)
This book develops and tests a typology of local state-society relations. To deliver such a comparative study on institutionalized relations between local government and societal actors at the municipal level in Europe, the book identifies and classifies country-specific patterns of these institutionalized governance networks. This work explores the diversity within these institutionalized networks, approaching it from a strong comparative perspective that is anchored on a new typology allowing a more robust analysis of the identifiable patterns. It is a study with appeal to scholars and students of local government, public administration and political science as well as to those pursuing this debate and implementing similar agendas as practitioners.