Subsidiarity Governance

Theoretical and Empirical Models


In Europe, the subsidiarity principle has been enjoying renewed consensus in recent years. This book offers an insight on the original meaning of subsidiarity, particularly the horizontal dimension of subsidiarity, which challenge traditional patterns of government. Prominent international scholars and experts from various fields "read" the distinctive wealth of government experience accumulated in Lombardy and the experience of governing in their own various countries. This book is for anyone willing to add a new perspective, that of subsidiarity, to the debate on governance reform.
  • Palgrave Macmillan; January 2012
  • ISBN 9781137012104
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Subsidiarity Governance
  • Author: Alessandro Colombo (ed.)
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

In The Press

' Subsidiarity Governanceholds important lessons for policy makers and administrators alike. Colombo lays out the concepts of subsidiarity and the power it can have in providing better outcomes for those whom government is intended to serve. Essays in the book provide rich examples of the application of subsidiarity in the provision of various public services. Those interested in improving public policy and administration will find the insights in this work both stimulating and rewarding.' - Babak Armajani, founder and chairman, The Public Strategies Group

About The Author

Alessandro Colombo is Director of the Strategic Unit Governance and Institutions at the Lombardy Regional Institute for Research, Statistics, and Training.