The Political Economy of Local Regulation: Theoretical Frameworks and International Case Studies

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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.
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About the author

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.
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Published on
Oct 26, 2016
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Political Science / Comparative Politics
Political Science / General
Political Science / Political Economy
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Political Science / Public Policy / General
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