Authors: Jo Buelens , Kris Deschouwer
The municipalities in the Capital Region of Brussels have the same legal statuts as the other Belgian municipalities. Yet the political reality is quite different, and requires a different approach. Three specific aspects of the Brussels municipalities are discussed. They are bilingual, which leads to very specific strategical problems. Moreover the power relations between parties fluctuate a lot in Brussels. And finally the small size of the Region leads to an incremental 'emptying' of a number of local competencies by the powerfull political executive of the Region.
How to Cite: Buelens, J. & Deschouwer, K. (1997) “De gemeenten en de lokale politiek in het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest”, Res Publica. 39(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v39i1.18601