1: Patrick Le Gales and Helmut Voelzkow: Introduction: The Governance of Local Economies 2: Andres Rodriguez-Pose: Local Production Systems and Economic Performance in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom 3: Luigi Burroni and Carlo Trigilia: Italy: Economic Development through Local Economies 4: Ulrich Glassmann and Helmut Voelzkow: The Governance of Local Economies in Germany 5: Valeria Aniello and Patrick Le Gales: Between Large Firms and Marginal Local Economies: The Making of Systems of Local Governance in France 6: Colin Crouch and Henry Farrell: Great Britain: Falling through the Holes in the Network Concept 7: Colin Crouch and Carlo Trigilia: Conclusions: Still Local Economies in Global Capitalism?
Colin Crouch is a Professor in Sociology at the European University Institute, Florence. He is also an External Scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Society Research at Cologne. Patrick Le Gales is CNRS Senior Research Fellow at CEVIPOF and Associate Professor of Sociology and Politics at Sciences Po, Paris. He is the editor of the 'International Journal of Urban and Regional Research'. Carlo Trigilia is Professor of Economic Sociology in the University of Florence and editor of the journal 'Stato e Mercato'. Helmut Voelzkow is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. He is the author of a number of publications on economic sociology and political economy in German.