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- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Most social science studies of local organizations tend to focus on "civil society" associations, voluntary associations independent from state control, whereas government-sponsored organizations tend to be theorized in totalitarian terms as "mass organizations" or manifestations of state corporatism. Roots of the State examines neighborhood associations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00
This book is a comparative, sector-based study of the changing character of governance in Indian metropolises in the 2000s. Highlighting the horizontal and vertical ties of the participatory groups, both state and non-state, it looks at key civic issues. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 148.00
Despite China?s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the book argues that the rural-urban income gap is giving... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00
Competitive elections have become an institutionalized feature of contemporary Indonesia?s politics. This, together with other considerations, makes it reasonable to call Indonesia the world?s third largest democracy. Nonetheless, democratic elections in Indonesia are both more complex and interesting than is commonly understood. This book explores... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 199.95
The book documents the movements of migrant populations through Tokyo. It reveals how the local government makes policies that impact the practice of multicultural co-existence. The author draws on extensive in depth interviews with government officials and his own 4-year tenure as the International Relations Coordinator in a local government in Tokyo.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
Adding a new perspective to the current literature on decentralization in Japan, Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan , approaches the subject from an urban studies and planning approach. The essays in the collection present a cogent compilation of case studies focusing on the past, present and future of decentralization in Japan. These... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
American and European political scientists have claimed that subnational elections almost always record lower voter turnout than national elections. In Japan, however, municipal elections often record considerably higher turnout than national elections, particularly in small towns and villages. Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 69.95
This volume, the first in a new series on governance, conflict, and civic action. in South Asia, focuses on the larger countries of South AsiaPakistan, India,. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and especially Nepal. The 15 essays in this volume analyze. democracy both as a process and as a value. The essays also examine in ethnographic. detail the way in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
The story of one village, Yantian, and its remarkable economic and social transformation, this book shows how outcomes are shaped by a number of factors such as path dependence, social structures, economic resources and local entrepreneurship. more...