Urban Policy in the European Union: A multi-level gatekeeper system
Title: Urban Policy in the European Union: A multi-level gatekeeper system
Author: TOFARIDES, Maria
Citation: Aldershot/Burlington, Ashgate, 2003
Marla Tofarides' book offers a unique insight in a domain characterized by the in-depth and detailed penetration of European policies at the local level. It also offers a comprehensive and fine analysis of the ways through which a centralized policy is transformed, circumvented or digested by two different political administrative systems, the French and the British. A fascinating illustration of the failure of the subsidiarity principle.
Table of Contents:
--Introduction 1 --1. Federal Expansion and Urban Policy: What Can We Learn from the American Experience? 8 --2. Supra-National Policy in a Multi-Level Government System: Tools for Analysis of Regional Policy after 1988 20 --3. The Birth of the European Union's Urban Policy 'Experiment' 40 --4. Gatekeeping in a Multi-Level Government System: The Implementation of URBAN ir the United Kingdom 74 --5. Gatekeeping in a Multi-Level Government System: The Implementation of URBAN in France 119 --6. Implementation of the URBAN Community Initiative in London: The Heart of the East End and Park Royal 169 --7. Implementation of the URBAN Community Initiative in Marseille 212 --8. Lessons from the European Union's Urban Policy 'Experiment' 250