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