Renewal in European Local Democracies

Puzzles, Dilemmas and Options

  • Linze Schaap
  • Harry Daemen

Part of the Urban and Regional Research International book series (URI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Harry Daemen, Linze Schaap
    Pages 9-26
  3. Harry Daemen
    Pages 27-54
  4. Joachim Åström, Anna Carola Freschi, Stig Montin
    Pages 79-98
  5. Tomas Bergström, Alberto Gianoli, Nirmala Rao
    Pages 119-143
  6. Julien van Ostaaijen, Alberto Gianoli, Andrew Coulson
    Pages 145-163
  7. José M. de la Fuente Ruano, Linze Schaap, Niels Karsten
    Pages 165-190
  8. Arthur Ringeling, Harry Daemen, Linze Schaap
    Pages 191-204
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-226

About this book


This book explores the dynamics of democratic reform processes in  European local government. On the basis of analyses of theoretical challenges to present developments, the book pays attention to processes of democratic innovation inspired by classical representative democracy and by new forms of democracy influenced by notions of governance, participation, e-governance, empowering civil society and the like.  Also attention is given to the role of regionalization and of leader- ship in efforts to revitalize local democracy. Cases from all over Europe are being studied.


Innovations Local Governance democratic reform political science public administration

Editors and affiliations

  • Linze Schaap
    • 1
  • Harry Daemen
    • 2
  1. 1.TilburgNetherlands
  2. 2.RotterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2012
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-18762-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-18763-1
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