Title: Building Local Communities: Place-Shaping as Nation-Building
Authors: Van de Walle, Steven # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Inst local self-government public procurement maribor
Series Title: Lex localis-journal of local self-government vol:8 issue:1 pages:23-33
Abstract: The Lyons Inquiry into Local Government has introduced the English local government community to the concept of 'place-shaping'. Place-shaping refers to the new role for local governments in promoting the well-being of communities and citizens. The processes of place-shaping are remarkably similar to the processes of nation-building. This paper uses Stein Rokkan's thinking on nation-building in Western Europe to analyse place-shaping. It focuses on the penetration and standardisation processes and underlines the importance of integrating peripheries, defining boundaries, and creating identities. In essence, it is argued that place-shaping is really about the repolitisation of English local authorities.
ISSN: 1581-5374
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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