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1st Edition

Metropolitan Governance in Latin America

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ISBN 9780367615673
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book represents a powerful analysis of the challenges of metropolitan governance in all its messiness and complexity. It examines Latin American metropolitan governance by focusing on the issue of public service provision and comparatively examining five of the largest and most complex urban agglomerations in the region: Buenos Aires, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City and Santiago.

The volume identifies and discusses the most pressing challenges associated with metropolitan coordination and the coverage, quality and financial sustainability of service delivery. It also reveals a number of spatial inequalities associated with inadequate provision, which may perpetuate poverty and other inequalities.

Metropolitan Governance in Latin America will be valuable reading for advanced students, researchers and policymakers tackling themes of urban planning, spatial inequality, public service provision and Latin American urban development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Framework for Contextualising Metropolitan Governance in Latin America 3. Governance stuctures and the unequal provision of services in metropolitan Lima 4. Fragmented governance, service provision and inequality in Mexico City Metropolitan Area 5. The challenging evolution of integrated governance in metropolitan Buenos Aires 6. Metropolitan Santiago: From dispersion and inequality to the challenge of effective intergovernmental governance 7. An assessment of metropolitan governance and service provision in Latin America

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Alejandra Trejo-Nieto is a professor at El Colegio de Mexico’s Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies.

Jose L. Niño-Amézquita is a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at EAN University, Colombia.