Vertical Access

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Vertical Access
Γλώσσες Τεκμηρίου:
This chapter scrutinises access as the entrance mechanisms local authorities dispose of towards their upper tiers of government. Apparent in much of the literature on intergovernmental relations conceptual consensus emerges on the existence of two main modes of vertical linkage: a direct and individual variant and an indirect and institutionalised counterpart. Empirically, this chapter concentrates on the latter form. Our measure determines the absence or presence of access through consultation and/or representation further distinguishing limited from substantial influence on higher-level policy-making. Our analysis shows that over time access has overall increased with a surge in a rather limited time frame. As general evolutions conceal similarities and differences between and/or within particular countries, we subsequently discuss the (evolving) scores for access of the latter, discerning between high, medium and low with(out) changes. Ultimately, two main trends stand out. The first is that by the end of our reference period in every country some form of consultation and/or representation existed. The second is an incremental and positive shift in the amount of influence on higher-level government policy-making. In many instances, consultation of local authorities’ associations is now routinised and/or their representation in intergovernmental forums institutionalised. © 2019, The Author(s).
Έτος δημοσίευσης:
Ladner, A.
Keuffer, N.
Baldersheim, H.
Hlepas, N.
Swianiewicz, P.
Steyvers, K.
Navarro, C.
Governance and Public Management
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
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