Reforming Local Government in Europe

Closing the Gap between Democracy and Efficiency

  • Norbert Kersting
  • Angelika Vetter

Part of the Urban and Research International book series (URI, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Helen Sullivan
    Pages 39-63
  3. Bas Denters, Pieter-Jan Klok
    Pages 65-84
  4. Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot
    Pages 157-182
  5. Carlos Alba, Carmen Navarro
    Pages 197-220
  6. Nikolaos-Komnenos Hlepas
    Pages 221-239
  7. Edvins Vanags, Inga Vilka
    Pages 309-332
  8. Angelika Vetter, Norbert Kersting
    Pages 333-349

About this book


Nearly all Western and Central European local government systems have been reformed since the 1990's. Taking into account variations in historical and national context, the book looks for different ways of local government reform, their emphases and their divergent trajectories.


Europe Europäisierung Governance Kommunen Nation Regionen democracy politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Kersting
    • 1
  • Angelika Vetter
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Political SciencePhilipps-University MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Social Science. Institute for Political ScienceUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2003
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8100-3958-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-11258-7
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