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The citizen in city-regions: patterns and variations
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Arcum)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9482-4494
Department for Politics and Public Administration, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Urban Affairs, ISSN 0735-2166, E-ISSN 1467-9906, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With the growth of city-regions, the local citizenship may increasingly become city-regional rather than municipal. This article provides a meta-analysis of the current state of knowledge with regard to general patterns of city-regionalism; that is, citizens' orientations toward political matters in the city-region, beyond one's own municipality. The theoretical framework draws from theories of participation, citizen integration, and democratic scale. The analysis is based on 12 publications, making use of the 8 surveys from 7 countries that have been carried out in the Western world since 2000. The analysis provide support for the theoretical assumptions, but because the data are not directly comparable, conclusions are formulated as hypotheses: It is suggested that city-regionalism is stronger in larger and fragmented city-regions. Further, those living in the suurban municipalities hold stronger intermunicipal interests, attitudes, and identities but those in the core city are more in favor of redistributive regional reform. Finally, city-regionalism is stronger among those who are mobile in the city-region, are better educated, have a general interest in politics, and belong to the political left. The findings have implications for how democratic participation and governance may be organized in city-regions. Further and internationally coordinated studies are required.

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Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2018. Vol. 40, no 1, p. 1-12
Keywords [en]
regionalism, metropolitan areas, city dwellers, cities & towns, municipal government, quality of life
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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statskunskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143397DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2017.1355668ISI: 000428787300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-143397DiVA, id: diva2:1168801
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Svenska stadsregioner: demokrati, lokalt medborgarskap och politiska institutionen
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Dnr P2008-0058:1-EAvailable from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved

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