Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas
Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Notre Dame Press
Title Page, Copyright
List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
International collaborative research projects can be productive, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding, despite the challenges brought by unique institutional and governmental contexts across countries as well as cultural and disciplinary perspectives...
Chapter 1: The Challenge of Metropolitan Governance in the Federal Americas
Night photographs of the earth taken from satellites reveal the extensive urban setting of much of the planet’s contemporary population. Although vast expanses are still dark, a mass of pinpricks of light reveals the growing presence of large-scale human settlements...
Chapter 2: Metropolitan Governance in Canada
Despite the country’s vast territory, Canada’s population is concentrated in a few urban areas not far from the border with the United States. The border is important because the Canadian approach to governing urban...
Chapter 3: Metropolitan Governance in the United States
As cities grow larger, the nature of demand for public services changes dramatically. During the urbanization process in the United States new forms of local government emerged to meet these demands. The federalist system of government...
Chapter 4: Metropolitan Governance in Brazil
In Brazil, metropolitan regions emerged as an explicit and debated urban phenomenon in the second quarter of the twentieth century and would later be included in the formal public sector institutional framework in the mid-1970s during military rule...
Chapter 5: Metropolitan Governance in Mexico
In earlier work one of us discussed a number of the challenges that face metropolitan areas in developing a tiered structure of democratic government and governance both in Latin America generally and in Mexico...
Chapter 6: Argentina
Argentine federalism is in large part the result of struggles between groups led by provincial caudillos during the first half of the nineteenth century. The new federal structure, consolidated in 1880 with the federalization...
Chapter 7: Venezuela
Elites describing themselves as democrats have struggled to control Venezuela since the breakup of Gran Colombia in 1823.1 Following periods of dictatorship, they finally gained and held power for four decades from...
Chapter 8: Directions and Dynamics of Change, and the Prospects for Metropolitan Governance in the Americas
Our study has investigated metropolitan governance in federalist countries in the Americas. To put it simply, we find that while the policy issues of metropolitan areas are a common concern in all the six countries...
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Page Count: 360
Illustrations: 27 tables; 23 maps
Publication Year: 2012
OCLC Number: 820816628
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