The Future of Local Self-Government. European Trends in Autonomy, Innovations and Central-Local Relations

The idea for this publication project was born during a conference of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA). The participating authors exchanged ideas and concretized these in a workshop at the University of Potsdam in July 2019.

The book “The Future of Local Self-Government” presents new research results on the challenges of local politics in different European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries and Switzerland. Published in the book series Palgrave Studies in Sub-National Governance, the edited volume also presents theoretical considerations on the further development and strengthening of local self-government. 

The book can be accessed here