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Approaches, actors and models of vertical collaborative governance arrangements in combating poverty – five European cities compared

  • Max Koch
  • Alexandru Panican
  • Rune Halvorsen
  • Bjørn Hvinden
Publishing year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 159-180
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract english

This chapter deals with the vertical linkages as well as the dynamics between the political, institutional and legal environments that we find between national and subnational levels of governance. By ‘vertical linkages’ we refer to collaborative governance arrangements, coordinated efforts and forms of cooperation between national, regional and local arenas. We compare the national and subnational arenas for combating poverty in five European cities (Dortmund, Turin, Radom, Malmö and Glasgow). These cities belong to countries with different welfare traditions but share the common background of being former industrial centers that subsequently had to adapt to ‘post-Fordist’ transitions.


  • Social Work
  • actors
  • vertical governance
  • poverty
  • combating poverty
  • comparative research
  • economic crisis
  • EU
  • Active inclusion
  • Welfare states
  • subnational arenas
  • minimum income
  • social assistance


  • ISBN: 9781784712174
Max Koch
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