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New urban governance: a review of current themes and future priorities

da Cruz, Nuno F. ORCID: 0000-0003-3381-6359, Rode, Philipp and McQuarrie, Michael (2018) New urban governance: a review of current themes and future priorities. Journal of Urban Affairs. ISSN 0735-2166

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Identification Number: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1499416


This review paper explores some of the key concepts, trends and approaches in contemporary urban governance research. Based on a horizon scan of recent literature and a survey of local government officials it provides a big picture on the topic and identifies areas for future research. Bridging the gap between the scholarly research focus and the perceptions and requirements of city administrators represents a major challenge for the field. Furthermore, because global and comparative research on urban governance is confronted with an absence of systematically collected, comparable data, the paper argues that future efforts will require experimenting with methodologies that can generate new empirical insights.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2018 Urban Affairs Association
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2023 06:39
Funders: Macarthur Foundation

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