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Local Governance in Spain.

El Observatorio publica la más completa monografía sobre la gobernanza local en España, dentro de la reputada colección Local and Urban Governance, de editorial Springer Nature, una de las editoriales académicas más reputadas a nivel mundial.

The book addresses in detail local governance in Spain. In recent decades, local governments in Europe have increasingly found themselves under pressure from a multitude of new challenges, such as demographic change, climate change, fiscal austerity policies, digitization, the demand for more citizen participation in local affairs, and the migration crisis in some of them, to name just a few. Consequently, a wave of political and administrative reforms to address these challenges, pressures and problems, has changed local governance in many countries. In part, these changes were the result of reform policies introduced by national and state governments, often triggered by austerity policies, which has become an overwhelming reality for Spanish local governments that have been forced to introduce innovations in local governance. This book aims to give an account of these innovations in local governance in Spain.

This book considers the local political-administrative structure in its dimensions, focusing on the analysis of its party system, electoral competition and political behavior in the local arena, as well as on local finances, all of which are determining elements in urban and rural governance processes. On the occasion of the recent crisis unleashed by Covid-19, the book will also deal with local governance in crisis situations. The book will also contextualize local governance processes in Spain in relation to the trends in local governance observed in other European countries.


Book Title Local Governance in Spain

Editors Ángel Iglesias Alonso


Publishe rSpringer Cham

Copyright InformationThe Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

Hardcover ISBN 978-3-031-14803-3Published: 09 November 2022

Softcover ISBN 978-3-031-14806-4Due: 23 November 2023

eBook ISBN 978-3-031-14804-0Published: 08 November 2022

Series ISSN 2524-5449

Series E-ISSN 2524-5457

Edition Number 1

Number of Pages XIV, 280

Number of Illustrations1 b/w illustrations


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