The Political Economy of Local Regulation

Theoretical Frameworks and International Case Studies

  • Alberto Asquer
  • Franco Becchis
  • Daniele Russolillo

Part of the Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy book series (PEPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Alberto Asquer, Franco Becchis, Daniele Russolillo
    Pages 1-14
  3. Theoretical Frameworks

  4. Case Studies in Western Countries

  5. Case Studies in Emergent and Developing Countries

  6. Policy Issues in Local Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Fabio Massimo Esposito
      Pages 297-307
    3. Fausto Makishi, João Paulo Cândia Veiga, Murilo Alves Zacareli
      Pages 329-338
    4. Giuseppe Acconcia, Paolo R. Graziano
      Pages 339-348
    5. Alberto Asquer, Franco Becchis, Daniele Russolillo
      Pages 363-372
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-377

About this book


This book offers theoretical and methodological guidelines for researching the complex regulation of local infrastructure, utilities and public services in the context of rapid urbanisation, technological change, and climate change. It examines the interactions between regulators, public officers, infrastructure and utilities firms, public service providers, citizens, and civil society organisations. It contains contributions from academics and practitioners from various disciplinary perspectives and from many regions of the world, illustrated with case studies from several sectors including water, natural gas and electricity distribution, local public transport, district heating, urban waste, and environmental services.


Infrastructure Utilities Regulatory policy Public services Stakeholder analysis economy political economy political science politics public policy regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Asquer
    • 1
  • Franco Becchis
    • 2
  • Daniele Russolillo
    • 3
  1. 1.SOAS University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Turin School of Local Regulation and Foundation for the EnvironmentTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Turin School of Local Regulation and Foundation for the EnvironmentTorinoItaly

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