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  • The local state and urban politics
  • Bibliographie ; Collectivité locale ; Géographie humaine ; Politique urbaine ; Révisionnisme ; Théorie de l'Etat local
  • Révisionnisme des théories de l'état local, qui emploient une terminologie administrative.
  • Power, politics, and locality
  • Authorities ; Elections ; Ideology ; Local policy ; Locality ; Political geography ; Politics;Policy ; Social relations
  • Election ; Etat local ; Géographie politique ; Idéologie ; Localité ; Politique ; Politique locale ; Pouvoir ; Relations sociales
  • The paper is concerned with the multiple intersections between political geography and the localities debate. Far from attempting an encyclopedic compendium of the relevant literature, it offers an attempt at a synthesis centered around three
  • The local state and urban politics
  • Concept ; Etat local ; Géographie humaine ; Politique urbaine ; Sociologie ; Ville
  • Le concept d'état local en sociologie urbaine.
  • Spaces of dependence, spaces of engagement and the politics of scale, or looking for local politics
  • Activity space ; Local authority ; Local development ; Local policy ; Political geography ; Scale ; Social network ; Territorial strategy
  • Développement local ; Echelle ; Espace d'activité ; Géographie politique ; Politique locale ; Pouvoir local ; Réseau de sociabilité ; Stratégie territoriale
  • Regards sur la politique locale : espaces de dépendance, espaces d'engagement et politique adaptée à l'échelle spatiale. Aspects épistémologiques de cette échelle. Le cas des échelles qui nous échappent. Représentation et pouvoir dans cette
  • South Africa’s local government elections of 2011
  • Election ; Local government unit ; Local policy ; Political geography ; Political party ; South Africa
  • Afrique du Sud ; Collectivité locale ; Date 2011 ; Election ; Géographie politique ; Parti politique ; Politique locale
  • Colectividad local ; Elección ; Geografía política ; Partido político ; Política local ; África del Sur
  • Drawing on data from the 2001 and 2006 local government elections, and the national and provincial elections of 2004 and 2009, the paper highlights and discusses, with particular focus on the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, the critical results
  • and trends stemming from the 2011 municipal elections. It concludes that the South African political landscape is volatile, with political parties having the opportunity to seize political spaces. - (AJC)
  • Local politics and the demand for public education
  • Collectivité locale ; Demande ; Dépenses publiques ; Education ; Etats-Unis ; Finance ; Inégalité des revenus ; Modèle ; Politique locale ; Secteur public ; Virginia
  • Demand ; Education ; Finance ; Local government ; Local policy ; Model ; Public expenditure ; Public sector ; United States of America ; Virginia ; Wage inequality
  • The paper uses a political fragmentation index to calculate how political power affects educational spending in Virginia. The methodology allows the comparison of the distribution of political power and considers political fragmentation. Using
  • a demand for local public goods model, it is found that the interest-group pressures dominated by the primary beneficiaries increase educational spending while higher income and a larger percentage of African-Americans in the population reduce educational
  • The transformation of local politics: manufacturing plant closures and governing coalition fragmentation
  • Economic restructuring ; Factor of production ; Factory closure ; Government intervention ; Local authority ; Local policy ; Political geography ; United States of America ; Urban policy
  • Etats-Unis ; Facteur de production ; Fermeture d'usine ; Géographie politique ; Intervention gouvernementale ; Politique locale ; Politique urbaine ; Pouvoir local ; Restructuration économique
  • A mecanism for regime change is suggested: under conditions of economic restructuring and the subsequent fiscal train, non-local actors (national political actors operating through party connections) can manipulate local political dependencies
  • The evolving local economic development in Mafikeng : a contested terrain between political and profit interests
  • Afrique du Sud ; Communauté ; Conflit ; Développement local ; Développement régional ; North-West Province ; Politique locale
  • Community ; Conflict ; Local development ; Local policy ; Regional development ; South Africa
  • The paper examines the politics behind the economics of local economic development in Mafikeng, capital of North-West Province. Conflict between the City Council and local community groups hampered the initial stages of post-apartheid local economic
  • development. It is argued that the concept of local dependence provides a useful window on the politics of the enterprise. - (AJC)
  • A place for politics in urban theory : the organization and strategies of urban coalitions
  • Conflit urbain ; Division du travail ; Economie locale ; Localité ; Politique locale ; Politique urbaine ; Théorie urbaine
  • Division of labour ; Local economy ; Local policy ; Locality ; Urban conflict ; Urban policy ; Urban theory
  • The A. concludes that urban coalitions are necessarily related to changing wider divisions of labor and modes of regulation. The urban political economy recognizes that processes acting at various scales produce unique forms of urban politics
  • Understanding women's involvement in local politics : how useful is a formal/informal dichotomy? in Gender and political geography.
  • Association ; Décision ; England ; Femme ; Géographie humaine ; London ; Participation ; Politique ; Politique locale ; Pouvoir ; Royaume-Uni
  • Local government women's committees and women's community action in London's docklands are studied. The AA. explore the usefulness of the formal-informal dichotomy. They outline the similarities which exist in both spheres, the empirical
  • Political geography of the United States
  • Administrative division ; Electoral district ; Foreign policy ; Local policy ; Political geography ; State control ; United States of America
  • Circonscription électorale ; Découpage administratif ; Etats-Unis ; Géographie politique ; Politique locale ; Politique étrangère ; Rôle de l'Etat
  • Topics include: a) changing regional responses to political events in American history; b) state and local political geography; c) representation and gerrymandering; d) U.S. and the world; e) post-cold war changes; f) presidential politics
  • in geographical perspective (with use of factor analysis) ; and g) political geography of the twenty-first century. - (DWG)
  • Metropolitan political reorganization as a politics of urban growth : the case of San Fernando Valley secession
  • California ; Collectivité locale ; Conflit ; Croissance urbaine ; Etats-Unis ; Los Angeles ; Politique locale ; Politique urbaine ; Pouvoir ; Séparatisme
  • California ; Conflict ; Local government ; Local policy ; Los Angeles ; Power ; Separatism ; United States of America ; Urban growth ; Urban policy
  • The A. argues that the politics of municipal reorganization must be seen in a broader context than just the formal powers and responsibilities of the local state. It is embedded in a wider politics of urban growth. To bring out the relationship
  • between reorganization and growth politics, the paper analyzes the case of a secession movement in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. The A. shows that, among other goals, secessionists are trying to restructure the local state so that they can now more
  • effectively pursue their agenda with respect to local growth.
  • Agitate! Agitate! Organize! Political travellers and the construction of a national politics, 1839-1880
  • Geopolitical strategy ; Historical geography ; Locality ; Nineteenth Century ; Political geography ; Political life ; United Kingdom
  • The paper explores the role of travelling politicians and agittators as catalysts within localities, as builders of national movements, and as creators of a national polity. A series of case studies are presented of Chartist leaders in 1839
  • and of activism among agricultural labourers in the early 1870s. These extra-parliamentary campaigns are compared with more formal political activity.
  • The urban agglomeration as a political arena : an introduction in The urban agglomeration as a political arena.
  • Administration ; Agglomération urbaine ; Collectivité locale ; Coordination ; Décentralisation ; Etat ; Gestion urbaine ; Géographie humaine ; Politique urbaine ; Société urbaine ; Stratégie territoriale ; Structure spatiale
  • The political ecology of local party organization : the case of Canada
  • Association ; Canada ; Electoral district ; Organization ; Political geography ; Political party
  • The paper explores the extent to which it is possible to describe and measure a local dimension to party organization. It presents data on nine organizational variables collected from a national survey of the national parties'local organizations
  • . Using constituency level data on position, party and the socio-economic local environment as independent variables, it demonstrates that there is a distinctive local dimension to party organization.
  • Locality and community in the politics of local economic development
  • Aide publique ; Collectivité locale ; Communauté ; Dépendance économique ; Développement local ; Entreprise ; Géographie humaine ; Politique économique ; Rapports sociaux ; Sociologie du pouvoir ; Société
  • Cet article a pour objet d'examiner les politiques locales de développement en terme de compétition entre les localités, de dépendance locale des divers acteurs sociaux (les politiciens, les entreprises et les habitants) et donc en terme de rapport
  • de force. Au phénomène de dépendance, les entreprises répondent par des coalitions économico-financières destinées à maîtriser les pouvoirs locaux et favoriser l'investissement dans leur économie locale.
  • The spatialization of politics: local and national actor-spaces in environmental conflict
  • Association ; Buckinghamshire ; Conflit ; Gestion de l'environnement ; Localité ; Politique ; Politique locale ; Pouvoir local ; Royaume-Uni ; Réseau ; South-East England ; Vie sociale
  • Association ; Buckinghamshire ; Conflict ; Environmental management ; Local authority ; Local policy ; Locality ; Network ; Policy ; Social life ; South-East England ; United Kingdom
  • The locality approach requires attention to the ways in which actors in local situations are tied into wider sets of relations. A perspective of micro-sociology is introduced to facilitate the analysis of the links, or associations, between actors
  • -in-situations, or actor-spaces. The study of an environmental conflict around minerals development shows that in practice the local and the national become mixed up as actors build associations in pursuit of their goals.
  • Active citizenship and local governance: political and geographical dimensions
  • Citizenship ; Community ; Democracy ; Local policy ; Organization ; Participation ; Political geography ; Social group ; United Kingdom ; Urban district
  • Citoyenneté ; Communauté ; Démocratie ; Groupe social ; Géographie politique ; Organisation ; Participation ; Politique locale ; Quartier ; Royaume-Uni
  • This paper discusses the possibility of a participatory form of democracy emerging in the UK aout of the confluence of active citizenship and local governance and through reform of the state and civil society. Both the citizen's inclination
  • to participate in local governance, and the institutional structures and arrangements of local governance, have crucial geographical dimensions.
  • Farm laborers and the new urban politics : bridging the urban-rural divide
  • Agriculteur ; Colorado ; Etats-Unis ; Exploitation agricole ; Frange urbaine ; Politique locale ; Politique urbaine ; Service public ; Travail saisonnier ; Ville-campagne
  • Colorado ; Farm ; Farmer ; Local policy ; Public service ; Rural-urban relations ; Seasonal work ; United States of America ; Urban fringe ; Urban policy
  • The provision of services to farm labor is examined as an extension of the new urban politics. Concern for farm workers on the urban-rural fringe (example of Boulder County) enhances understandings of local politics in three ways. It draws attention
  • to the wide array of political agents operating at the local level. The role of scale in creating uneven development within metropolitan areas is highlighted. Attention to the politics of service provision for farm labor makes clear the need to re-evaluate
  • urban-rural dichotomies and their role in shaping local politics.
  • The practical politics of knowing : state environmental knowledge and local political economy
  • Conflict ; Decision making process ; Environment ; Environmental management ; Epistemology ; India ; Local government ; Political ecology ; Rajasthan ; State control
  • Collectivité locale ; Conflit ; Ecologie politique ; Environnement ; Epistémologie ; Gestion de l'environnement ; Inde ; Rôle de l'Etat ; Rājasthān ; Stratégie d'acteurs
  • L'A. évalue empiriquement les différences entre les connaissances sur l'environnement de la part de l'Etat et des acteurs locaux. Etude de cas du sanctuaire Kumbhalgarh de la vie sauvage situé au Rajasthan. La distinction entre Etat et local n'est
  • pas la plus pertinente sur le plan épistémologique, à la différence de la lutte quotidienne pour la gestion des ressources du point de vue de l'économie politique locale. Une mise en commun des connaissances de l'Etat et des acteurs locaux s'avère