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Urban governance in Europe, the governance of what ?

Abstract : Who governs when nobody governs ?" This question is addressed by looking at phenomena that have become characteristic of cities today: violence, crime, immigration, mobility. Answering this question also requires paying more attention to different forms of regulation : state, market, along with cooperative/reciprocal modes of regulation. Risk embodies these different forms : it has become a common way of framing and addressing a wide variety of urban problems, suggesting that to govern is to identify and to manage vulnerabilities through different modes of regulation. Lastly, the question points to the uncertainty that characterizes city borders : these are constantly being redefined both by demographics, urbanization and political reforms.
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Olivier Borraz, Patrick Le Galès. Urban governance in Europe, the governance of what ?. Métropoles, ENTPE ; ENS éditions, 2010, 1 (32), pp.137-151. ⟨hal-01023786⟩

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