7The governance of regional labour market policies
Social and labour market policy was chosen because it has been argued that existing national institutions may either hamper or improve both regional labour market development and adjustments. In this context, the interaction of national institutions with regional preconditions and developments is of particular importance. This chapter will first give an overview of recent trends in labour market governance, and then the conceptual framework used for analysis will be introduced. Finally, results from the 40 cities will be presented and discussed.