This book is the first volume of aseries that aims at taking stock of the status of local democracy at the beginning of a new century. Modern local govern- th me nt is largely a 19 century invention in response to processes of urbanisa- tion and industrialisation. It became charged with the mundane tasks of pav- ing and lighting streets, collecting refuse and providing clean water and sanitary sewerage, sometimes also acquiring a role in education and health. Anyone who has experienced a breakdown in such services knows how ...

Local Democracy in Post-Communist Europe 2003, Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN-13: 9783810031921

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