Metropolitan governance in Paris

Authored by: Theresa Enright

The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138290235
eBook ISBN: 9781315266442
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This chapter considers some of the challenges to metropolitan governance in contemporary Paris. It first traces the recent history of state decentralization by identifying key conflicts constitutive of urban political authorities. It then demonstrates how these long-standing dynamics have shaped the development of the Métropole du Grand Paris (MGP), a new metropolitan institution that has been active since 2016.

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