The comparative study of local governance : towards a global approach

Abstract: To allow global comparisons, this article focuses attention on 4 societal roles of local government systems, i.e. support political identity, underwrite economic development, facilitate social welfare provision or act as a lifestyle co-ordinator through the practice of community governance.

Author(s): Stoker, Gerry

Source(s): , Política y sociedad; Vol. 47, Núm. 3 p. 207-218, ill., tab Política y sociedad Vol. 47, Núm. 3

Published: 2010 Universidad complutense Madrid (UCM)], [Madrid (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/POSO/article/viewFile/POSO1010330207A/21550

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