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Whose city is this anyway? tensions in urban governance, good and otherwise

Chapter in book
Authors Jon Pierre
Published in The Quest for Good Urban Governance: Theoretical Reflections and International Practices
Pages 29-43
ISBN 978-3-658-10078-0
Publisher Springer
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Political Science
Pages 29-43
Language en
Subject categories Political Science


This chapter explores a series of issues related to the configuration and objectives of urban governance. These issues are then elaborated into six dimensions of “good urban governance”. The core argument in the chapter is that good urban governance ultimately harks back to conventional ideals of democracy like responsive and accountable government, but the embeddedness of urban governance in complex economic structures and institutional hierarchies means that the pursuit of good urban governance is a more challenging project compared to the nation-state level. © Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015.

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