European Cities by Patrick Le Gales
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European Cities
By Patrick Le Gales

European Cities

Social Conflicts and Governance

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European Cities by Patrick Le Gales

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European cities are on the rise, and are taking advantage of the opportunities of the European integration and globalization processes. But they also face economic changes, social inequalities, poverty and a new set of constraints. Taking examples through the European Union, European Cities explores the impact of the transformation of the nation states on cities and the change of local societies and local governments. It argues that new modes of urban governance are emerging, and that cities are becoming collective actors within European governance. European Cities shows why and how the bulk of European cities still appear to be original forms of compromise, aggregation, representation of diverse interests, and culture. Different modes of governance are gradually being structured in most middle size European cities despite processes of social exclusion segregation accompanied by the increased mobility of some citizens. Are Europeans going to invent a new form of institutionalized and territorialized capitalism, of which medium-sized European cities will be one of the pillars and one of the actors ? Failing that, the effects of changing scales could be expressed as profound transformations of the European urban model. European Societies Series Series Editor: Colin Crouch Very few of the existing sociological texts which compare different European societies on specific topics are accessible to a broad range of scholars and students. The European Societies series will help fill this gap in the literature, and attempt to answer questions such as: Is there really such a thing as a 'European model' of society? Do the economic and political integration processes of the European Union also imply convergence in more general aspects of social life, like family or religious behaviour? What do the societies of Western Europe have in common with those further to the east? This series will cover the main social institutions, although not every author will cover the full range of European countries. As well as surveying existing knowledge in a way that will be useful to students, each book will also seek to contribute to our growing knowledge of what remains in many respects a sociologically unknown continent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199243570
ISBN-10: 0199243573
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Globalised Minds, Roots in the City utilises empirical evidence from four European cities to explore the role of urban upper middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies.

Developments in French Politics 4 by Patrick Le Gales Developments in French Politics 4, Paperback (August 2008)

This provides a systematic assessment of French Politics under Chirac and of the new political era opened up by the election of Nicolas Sarkozy. It focuses on the breakdown of the traditional statist, integrationist and republican model and the capacity of the French Political system to reform itself to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

Changing Governance of Local Economies by Patrick Le Gales Changing Governance of Local Economies, Hardback (February 2004)

Do specialized local clusters of small and medium-sized firms have a future in the global economy? This book addresses this question with case studies of cities in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. It looks at the machinery industries, former steel-producing cities trying to develop clusters in activities, and high-tech sectors.

European Cities by Patrick Le Gales European Cities, Paperback (August 2002)

European cities are on the rise, taking advantage of the opportunities of the European integration and globalization processes. This book argues that new modes of urban governance are emerging and that cities are becoming collective actors within the European governance.

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