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Urban Regimes and Local Governance in Britain and France
Rather than weakening regime theory, comparative analysis illuminates its central theoretical insights. The cases of Leeds (United Kingdom) and Lille (France) show cities in contrasting geographical,Expand
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Governing and Governance in France
As a leading European nation with a particular state tradition and historical legacy, France has long fascinated foreign observers. In recent decades, the 'orthodox model' of French politics andExpand
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Local Governance in England and France
Local Governance in England and France addresses issues at the cutting edge of comparative politics and public policy. The book is based on extensive research and interviews, over 300 in total, withExpand
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When Do Institutions, Policy Sectors, and Cities Matter?
This article explores the relative influence of policy sectors, political institutions, and urban contexts on the operation of contemporary governance. The research compared the membership,Expand
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Beyond devolution and decentralisation: Building regional capacity in Wales and Brittany
  • A. Cole
  • Political Science
  • 13 April 2006
Beyond devolution and decentralisation compares the politics, policies and polity-building dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation in the French region of Brittany. Empirically, the bookExpand
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Reshaping the state: administrative reform and new public management in France
This essay examines the administrative reform process in France since the late 1980s. The key reforms undertaken during this period have sought to delegate greater managerial autonomy to theExpand
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Francois Mitterrand: A Study in Political Leadership
  • A. Cole
  • Political Science
  • 15 April 1994
Francois Mitterrand is one of France's most famous twentieth-century politicians, yet interpretations of his values and leadership vary widely. Alistair Cole's in depth study starts with aExpand
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Institutions, identities and lesser-used languages in Wales and Brittany
In this article we compare and contrast the very different approaches adopted towards ‘regional’ languages in Wales and the French region of Brittany. Consistent with our interest in the dynamics ofExpand
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