Publication Year 2007
cities are both a new subject and a new political space. Cities
therefore require a multidimensional perspective, such as
the one provided by this book, which uses concepts, interpretive
methods and operational approaches pertaining to various disciplines:
history and sociology, political science and law, administrative
science and urban studies. The text hosts a wide variety of
examples, featuring primarily Italian cities but extending
to other European contexts as well. The volume is intended
for students of sociology, political science and urban planning,
but also for politicians and local-level policy-makers.
Introduction - Part One: The City in the European Space -
1. The Political Renaissance of Cities - 2. From the State
System to the Europe of Cities - 3. New Issues in City Government
- Part Two: The Public Sphere and the Public Space - 4. The
Spatial Dimension of the Public Sphere - 5. Political Spaces
- 6. Public Space Policies - Part Three: Urban Democracy Issues
- 7. Low-Level Politics: Committees and Neighbourhoods - 8.
Mid-Level Politics: Civil Society and Urban Powers - 9. Politics
in General: Women's and Men's Cities - Bibliographical References.
Sebastiani teaches Local Government and Comparative Local Politics art
the University of Bologna.