Province of Rome. The 2000 Report

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The presentation of the Province of Rome: the 2000 Report is both a new feature and a tradition for Eurispes. A new feature because it is the first report to take into consideration a specific Italian provincial reality and a tradition because the reference model is the Italy Report that the Institute has been presenting punctually at the end of January since 1989. In the study of the provincial situation, the task has been particularly arduous and rewarding at the same time. In fact, the survey has had to come to terms with a singular provincial “landscape”, caught between a strong region and a metropolis with, to say the least, exceptional characteristics. The Province of Rome is increasingly presenting itself as a centre of union between the simple and the complex, a sounding board for both local and global problems. This is a report that is not only useful to politicians, but also and above all to entrepreneurs, local authorities and third sector players who wish to work in the province and for the province. The Report is divided into six sections devoted respectively to the economy, labour problems, citizenship, the environment and crisis points, with a special focus on the Jubilee. These are issues of vital importance in the context of the Roman provincial reality, each of which is introduced by an essay and analysed by means of six phenomenological files that provide an exhaustive qualitative and quantitative description of each particular subject.

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Index

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Contents

 

Presentation

 

Preface

 

Introduction

Province: Institutions and change between politics and policies

 

Public problems and institutional issues in Rome and Province

The demographic and economic variables of urbanisation

Qualitative indicators: public action in the urban dimension

The structural structure of local government in Rome

Metropolitan areas and the problems of governance in Europe

The specificity of governance issues

Definitions of metropolitan government

The ‘structural’ and ‘functional’ models

The ‘structural’ model: one territory, one government

The “functional” model: polycentrism and competitiveness

Cycles of institutional change

Reform in Rome: institutional processes and political conflict

Institutional change between “policy” and “politics

 

CHAPTER I – The Economy

The Economy of the Province of Rome

 

The economic role of the Province

The difficult Province of Rome

The economic policy of the Province: the territory

The Economic Policy of the Province: The Enterprises

The economic policy of the Province: promoting the environmental

Fact sheet 1. Agriculture

Fact sheet 2. The industrial reality

Sheet 3. The services sector

Sheet 4. Commerce

Sheet 5. Handicrafts

Sheet 6. The Chambers of Commerce and the local economic fabric

 

CHAPTER II – Work

Creating work: setting up new enterprises

 

The scenario

The role and functions

Labour policies

Labour market instruments and objectives

 

Sheet 7. Vocational training

Sheet 8. Health and safety in the workplace

Sheet 9. Undeclared work

Sheet 10. Youth unemployment

Sheet 11. The female condition in the labour market I

Sheet 12. The female condition in the labour market II

 

CHAPTER III – Citizenship

Citizenship and local politics

 

Introduction

From subjects to citizens, and vice versa

The transformation of the politician

Citizenship and society

Localism and citizenship

The closest of the ‘provinces of the Empire’.

Citizenship and local institutions

The direct election of the mayor

On some aspects of Public Administration Reform

New Technologies and Democratic Polity

Concluding remarks

 

Sheet 13. The institution

Sheet 14. Transformations of the political

Sheet 15. Supply and demand for health services

Sheet 16. Reality, potential and development of the third sector

Sheet 17. The condition of the elderly

Sheet 18. Cultural consumption and leisure

 

CHAPTER IV – The Environment

The Province and the Environment

 

The Provincial Competencies

The provincial territory

Geology

Climate

Vegetation

Wildlife

Landscape units

Citizens and the environment: a Eurispes study

The discipline of the earth

 

Sheet 19. A territory at risk?

Sheet 20. Environmental protection

Sheet 21. Management of water resources

Sheet 22. Parks and nature reserves

Sheet 23. Planet waste

Sheet 24. Atmospheric pollution

 

CHAPTER V – Crisis Points

Crisis points

Introduction

Petty crime

Marginalisation

Immigration

Public health and transport

The courage of innovation

 

Sheet 25. Public health

Sheet 26. Public transport

Sheet 27. The new challenges of immigration

Sheet 28. Urban malaise and social exclusion

Sheet 29. The drugs emergency

Sheet 30. Security and petty crime

 

CHAPTER VI – The Jubilee

The politics of the Jubilee

The objectives of the analysis

The two meanings of the Jubilee

A success or a failure? In search of evaluation parameters

Advantages and disadvantages: what the citizens think about it

The actors involved and the activities carried out

The Lazio Region

The Roman Agency for the preparation of the Jubilee

The network’s regulatory style

Prevention of allocation conflicts

Flexibility: the shift from the “major” Jubilee to the “minor” Jubilee

Concerted action in the implementation of interventions

Managing major events and political consensus: a comparison

An experience to be repeated?

 

Sheet 31. The style of regulation

Sheet 32. Major projects

Sheet 33. Interventions for accommodation

Sheet 34. Personal services

Sheet 35. Interventions on city assets

Sheet 36. The press and the citizens: different representations of the event

 

Appendix

The survey sampling plan

 

General bibliography

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