Policy making at the second tier of local government in Europe : what is happening in provinces, counties, départements and landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood? / edited by Xavier Bertrana, Björn Egner and Hubert Heinelt.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Routledge advances in European politics ; 120.
Routledge advances in European politics ; 120
xxii, 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Subnational governments -- Europe.
Local government -- Europe.
Central-local government relations -- Europe.
Central-local government relations.
Local government.
Subnational governments.
County councils in a multi-level position : Formal powers and assumed autonomy / Anders Lidström and Katarina Roos
Perceptions of New Public Management Reforms / Hubert Heinelt and Max-Christopher Krapp
County councillors : between revenue shortfalls and growing responsibilities / Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic and Suncana Slijepcevic
The political representation focuses of second tier councillors in Europe / Cristina Stanu
Representational styles among county and municipal councillors / Jacob Aars, Bjarte Folkestad and Lawrence E. Rose
Patterns of gender representation in councils at the second tier of local government : Assessing the gender gap in a unexplored institutional setting / Carmen Navarro and Lluís Medir
Notions of democracy of councillors at the municipal and second tier of local government and their role perception and behaviour / Hubert Heinelt
The importance of political parties in county government / Colin Copus, David Sweeting and Thom Oliver
Parties and ideology : How parties shape their manifestos to obtain votes / Björn Egner
Actors' influence and horizontal power relations at the second tier of local government / Panagiotis Getimis and Nikos Hlepas
The political career of county councillors in Europe : Examining the internal logic of professionalization and comparative country patterns / Xavier Bertrana, Jaume Magre, Joan Manel Sánchez, Kristof Steyvers, Tony Valcke and Tom Verhelst
Political professionalization of county councillors in Europe / Dan Ryavý and Daniel Cermák
Family, ambition, local rootedness and party : A study of the activation and apprenticeships of the county councillor in Europe / Eric Kerrouche and Corentin Poyet.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bertrana, Xavier, 1976- editor.
Egner, Björn, editor.
Heinelt, Hubert, 1952- editor.
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