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The Political Economy of Local Regulation

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This book offers theoretical and methodological guidelines for researching the complex regulation of local infrastructure, utilities and public services in the context of rapid urbanisation, technological change, and climate change. It examines the interactions between regulators, public officers, infrastructure and utilities firms, public service providers, citizens, and civil society organisations. It contains contributions from academics and practitioners from various disciplinary perspectives and from many regions of the world, illustrated with case studies from several sectors including water, natural gas and electricity distribution, local public transport, district heating, urban waste, and environmental services.


Alberto Asquer is Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at SOAS University of London, UK, where he acts as programme director of the MSc Public Policy and Management and the MSc Public Financial Management and as Director of the Centre for Water and Development. He holds an MSc and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Franco Becchis is Scientific Director of the Turin School of Local Regulation and Foundation for the Environment, Italy, where he coordinates research and training programmes on regulation and the environment. He has been Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Torino and Università del Piemonte Orientale in Italy, Saint John International University, USA, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Daniele Russolillo is Programme Manager of the Turin School of Local Regulation and Foundation for the Environment, Italy, in charge of the business development and management of operations. He has been actively involved in research and capacity building projects on local public services regulation and energy and environmental policies in Europe and in developing and emerging countries.


Introduction; Alberto Asquer, Franco Becchis and Daniele Russolillo.- Section I.- Chapter 1. Where things happen: the local dimension in regulation; Franco Becchis.- Chapter 2. Researching the political economy of local regulation: theoretical and methodological issues; Alberto Asquer.- Chapter 3. The FIELD methodology; Daniele Russolillo and Franco Becchis.- Chapter 4. The impact of institutional and organisational factors in the efficiency and effectiveness of local regulatory systems; David Sancho.- Chapter 5. What economic theory can (can cannot) say about local regulation; Andrea Gallice.- Chapter 6. Perspectives on civil regulation and the firm; Gary Lynch-Wood and David Horton.- Chapter 7. Economics of complexity and the analysis of local regulation: the case of urban mobility; Angela Ambrosino, Elena Maggi and Elena Vallino.- Chapter 8. Regulatory contracts and the scope for local decision-making with respect to energy distribution networks; Vincent Pál.- SECTION II.- Chapter 9. National standards, subnational enforcement: regulating US natural gas pipelines; Michael J. Brogan.- Chapter 10. Water sector regulation in France: a complex multi-model and multi-level regulatory framework; Maria Salvetti and Guillem Canneva.- Chapter 11. Local electricity regulation in Germany; Gerhard Fuchs.- Chapter 12. Strengthening the determinants of the local government capacities for the successful PPP implementation in the Western Balkans; TatjanaJovanic and Sladjana Sredojevic.- SECTION III.- Chapter 13. Regulation of small local water service providers in Mali; Martina Rama.- Chapter 14. Urban water supply in the state of Karnataka, India; Arvin Shrivastava.- Chapter 15. Assessment and design of local regulation of solid waste management in low- and middle-income countries; Marco Caniato.- Chapter 16. Challenges and policy responses to local water management and regulation in Brazil; Sebastián López Azumendi.- SECTION IV.- Chapter 17. Local regulation and district heating in Italy; Fabio Massimo Esposito.- Chapter 18. Control and regulation of water and sanitation (WS) services in Bulgaria: effect on quality and efficiency; Ivalyo Katschiev.- Chapter 19. A regulatory multi-level reform in the Italian urban waste service management: from several local regulatory agencies to a unique regional one; Giovanni Biagini.- Chapter 20. Regulating local environmental standards through private incentives; Fausto Makishi, João Paulo Cândia Veiga, and Murilo Alves Zacareli.- Chapter 21. The youth guarantee: the cases of Milan (Lombardy) and Naples (Campania); Giuseppe Acconcia and Paolo R. Graziano.- Chapter 22. Urban waste management in Florence; Andrea Sbandati.- Conclusion.

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Titre: The Political Economy of Local Regulation
Code EAN: 9781349928736
ISBN: 978-1-349-92873-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 377
Poids: g
Taille: H210mm x B148mm
Année: 2016
Auflage: 1st ed. 2017