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Le contexte géographique et institutionnel des villes en Allemagne : quelles mutations ?

Abstract : Asking questions about cities in Germany involves analysing two main contexts. The first, geographical, relates to a multi-faceted urban framework. It is important to take the measure of this framework, to specify its characteristics, and then to ask whether or not this framework is changing. Differentiated urban dynamics appear, but without structural change due to territorial policies aimed at preserving a seedbed of attractive cities. However, it is important to consider a major urban mutation, shrinking cities. The second context, institutional, is that of an interweaving of administrative le-vels which makes it possible to situate cities in relation to the federal level (Federal State or Bund) and the Länder. It is part of an interweaving of some of the means available to the cities. Should we think that this institutional context is changing or, on the contrary, that it is destined to continue? The answer to this question must take into account, on the one hand, the fact that cities are financially protected by the constitution and, on the other hand, the effects of equalization on the revenue poten-tial of cities.
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Gérard-François Dumont. Le contexte géographique et institutionnel des villes en Allemagne : quelles mutations ?. Allemagne d'aujourd'hui : revue francaise d'information sur l'Allemagne, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2020, pp.97-111. ⟨10.3917/all.234.0097⟩. ⟨halshs-03045552⟩



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