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European Cities: Social Conflicts and Governance

Patrick Le Galès

Abstract

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, this book 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. It shows why and how the bulk of European cities ... More

Keywords: Europe, cities, European integration, globalization, European governance, nation states, local government, social exclusion segregation, institutionalized capitalism, European urban model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243570.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Le Galès, author
CNRS senior research fellow with CEVIPOF, and associate professor of politics and sociology, Sciences Po Paris