TITLE

Governing the Metropolis: Towards Kinder, Gentler Democracies

AUTHOR(S)
Kübler, Daniel
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
European Political Science;Sep2012, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p430
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Based on a review of experiences in Lyons, Stuttgart and London, this article reflects upon the implications of metropolitanisation for democracy. It examines the institutional set-up of metropolitan authorities, the election procedures of representatives as well as dynamics of decision-making within them. In spite of contrasted institutional settings, political logics and territorial interest representation are present in policy-making at the metropolitan level to a strikingly similar extent. This results in power-sharing strategies among the major political forces and a move away from majoritarian towards more consensual patterns of decision-making.
ACCESSION #
78547108

 

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