Governing Cities: New Institutional Forms in Developing Countries and Transitional Economies Miene Pieter van Dijk

ISBN: 9781853394973

Published: November 1st 2002

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224 pages


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Governing Cities: New Institutional Forms in Developing Countries and Transitional Economies  by  Miene Pieter van Dijk

Governing Cities: New Institutional Forms in Developing Countries and Transitional Economies by Miene Pieter van Dijk
November 1st 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781853394973 | 3.69 Mb

The context in which urban managers function is continuously changing and the challenges to be met by local officials shift accordingly. This unique collection of essays offers scholars and practitioners interested in urban management a fresh view onMoreThe context in which urban managers function is continuously changing and the challenges to be met by local officials shift accordingly. This unique collection of essays offers scholars and practitioners interested in urban management a fresh view on how new institutional forms have developed in recent projects and programs.

The case studies are based on the contributors own work experience, giving readers up-to-date practical insight into the development activities of government, the private sector and communities. Readers will benefit from the geographical coverage offered in the book. Case studies from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe are described in detail, allowing the critical reader to analyze the differences in regional approach. The book looks at the changing role of government, the increasing role of the private sector and the growing importance of public private partnerships in urban development.

Examples include that of enabling inhabitants to vote on budget lines in Brazilian municipalities and analysis of the role of the Slum Board in Mumbai, India. A number of contributors show how participation can take shape in different ways and a special chapter is devoted to the role of information and communication technology in urban management.

Finally, the role of non-governmental and community-based organizations receives attention.Since new institutional approaches to urban management are continually emerging and are practised in diverse locations, the editors aim, through this collection, is to make both theoretical considerations and practical experiences available to all colleagues.



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