As part of local welfare in Italy, housing policies underwent reforms that emphasized the role of local governments—and cities in particular—in the definition of the problem and in the elaboration of possible solutions. Housing is quite neglected in the political debate, but it is increasingly important for responding to citizens' demands in times of economic crisis. This paper reconstructs the policy process in two Italian cities, Turin (1997–2011) and Florence (1995–2011). The paper argues that policy change in housing can be fostered by a local political leadership that invests ideational, relational, and positional resources in policy making to spread new ideas, build networks of public and private actors at the local level, and attract fiscal resources while taking advantage of windows of opportunity at different institutional levels. Moreover, collaboration with local bureaucratic leadership proves fundamental to promoting innovative policies.
|Titolo:||Weaving nets: Housing and leadership in two Italian cities|
GALANTI, MARIA TULLIA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||bureaucratic leadership; entrepreneurship; housing policy; Italy; local government; political leadership; Development Education; Sociology and Political Science; Public Administration|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/spol.12448|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|