Links together an analysis of both regional Europe and the local economic and political factors that shape successful regions.
Governance of Europe's City Regions considers the changing role of the European Union in regional issues, explores how national governments have become increasingly involved at the regional scale and examines the constitutional and political contexts in which regional and local governments operate. Detailed case studies of regionals in Germany and England illustrate contrasts in European approaches to the scale of government, and the complex interactions of international, national, regional and local scales of policy intervention. The book offers a unique perspective, which links together an analysis of both regional Europe and the local economic and political factors that shape successful regions.
1. Introduction 2. City Regions in Europe - From Planning to Co-operative 'flexible' Governance? 3. European Regions and Regional Policy: Towards Greater 'Localisation' 4. Cities, Regions and Regionalisation in the EU 5. Formal Provisions for Regions and Regional Governance in the UK and Germany: Centralised or De-Centralised Regionalism? 6. Making and Operating Regions: Examples of Regionalisation in two Mono-centric English and German Regions. 7. Multi-centric City Regions in England and Germany: Between Competitive Localism and Regions as 'Marriages of Convenience' 8. Conclusions: Towards Regions as City-based Flexible Alignments of Convenience?