Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems, Slack, Enid, Ch

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Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems, Slack, Enid, Ch

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In this ground-breaking new book, sixteen of the world’s top experts on urban politics and municipal government examine the relationship between metropolitan governments and federal systems. The financial arrangements and governing structures of two large metropolitan areas in each of nine federal countries are examined in a series of penetrating and perceptive case studies. The countries and cities covered include Australia (South East Queensland and Perth); Brazil (Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo); Canada (Toronto and Vancouver); Germany (Hamburg and Central Germany); India (Hyderabad and Mumbai); South Africa (Cape Town and Gauteng metropolitan region); Spain (Barcelona and Madrid); Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich); and the United States (Louisville and Los Angeles). The authors of each case study describe the national context for metropolitan areas, the characteristics of the metropolitan areas themselves, and the ways in which such things as service delivery, land-use planning, and cost-sharing are coordinated. Each case study also considers the role played by both federal and provincial/ state governments in the metropolitan areas under examination, and concludes by drawing out lessons from the case study and by setting out the nature of future challenges and the actions needed to meet them. With metropolitan areas making up an ever-increasing proportion of the world’s people and economic output, this book provides a timely look at the key political and economic trends that will shape the remainder of the twenty-first century. Book jacket. This volume examines the governing structure and finances of metropolitan areas in federal systems. Taking a comparative approach, each chapter examines two large metropolitan areas in a federal country, including Australia (South East Queensland and Perth); Brazil (Belo Horizonte and SaoPaulo); Canada (Toronto and Vancouver); Germany (Hamburg and Central Germany); India (Hyderabad and Mumbai); South Africa (Cape Town and Gauteng metropolitan region); Spain (Barcelona and Madrid); Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich); and the United States (Louisville and Los Angeles). Through individual case studies, the contributors present the national context for metropolitan areas (for example, whether local governments are in the national constitution) and the characteristics of two metropolitan areas in the country. The contributors emphasize how the delivery of services iscoordinated across municipal boundaries, the extent to which land use planning is coordinated on a metropolitan-wide basis, how costs are shared throughout the region, the level of citizen access to local government decisions, and the degree of local government accountability. As well, they discussthe role of the federal and provincial/state governments in these large metropolitan areas and, in particular, the circumstances under which the federal government gets involved in metropolitan issues.Illustrated with nearly 100 figures, tables, and maps, this comprehensive overview presents a valuable collection of contributions from the field’s top scholars.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0199008973
ISBN-13 9780199008971

Key Details
Number Of Pages 384 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2014-02-26
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication Year 2014

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2013
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 21.2 Oz
Height 1.1 In.
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LC Classification Number HJ197.G675 2013
Dewey Decimal 336/.0141
Dewey Edition 23

Contributors
Edited by Enid Slack, Rupak Chattopadhyay

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