Place-based approach and innovative local public action

madpu2233  2020-2021  Mons

Place-based approach and innovative local public action
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5 credits
15.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Content
Local government can be defined as a form of public administration or authority determining or executing measures within a restricted area inside a state. The degree of local government or self-government depends on the countries. A set of lessons is based on pointing out these specificities & the evolutions that the local level of government has known since several decades. It is based on literature review.
Another set of lessons is founded on innovative experiences and place-based approaches. Based on a qualitative case study developed by students, it begins with the concrete analysis of the selected real situation and induces general lessons in terms of organization, social system, inclusiveness or livability, as compared with other documented innovative experiences.
Themes:
Local government, public policy: specificities and contemporary evolutions:
  • The renewal of the local government’s power
  • Cases in Europe and out of the European Union
  • Decentralization, local government and local governance
Place-based approaches versus place-neutral approaches
  • From the European policy to a critical view
Social innovations and other innovative local public actions:
  • How local government and local communities innovate for solving public problems
  • Social and territorial innovations
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] en administration publique