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Multilevel Urban Governance and the ‘European City’

Discussing Metropolitan Reforms in Stockholm and Helsinki

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About this book


Urban scholars have come up with very different answers to the question of what the main defining characteristics of urban Europe are and whether they can be described in a distinct ideal-typical model, the ’European City’. In order to fully understand the prevailing political arrangements and ongoing transformations in urban Europe, they have increasingly turned towards ‘multilevel governance approaches’ to conduct more comprehensive and comparative analyses of urban politics and policies. Nico Giersig reflects on these debates and exemplifies the specificities of Nordic cities within Europe as a whole. He accomplishes this by means of a systematic comparison of governance arrangements and their dynamics in two Nordic capital regions.


Neo-Weberianism Neostructuralism Nordic Cities Reform Region urban Europe urban politics

About the authors

Dr. Nico Giersig promovierte bei Prof. Dr. Hartmut Häußermann am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. Er ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl „Soziologie und Sozialgeschichte der Stadt“ an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multilevel Urban Governance and the ‘European City’
  • Book Subtitle Discussing Metropolitan Reforms in Stockholm and Helsinki
  • Authors Nico Giersig
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  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-531-15998-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-531-90999-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Erscheint im Programm VS RESEARCH.
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Political Science
    International Relations
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