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  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviewsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 61.00

    This review of Iceland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. more...

  • Local Governance - mehr Transparenz und Bürgernähe?by Lilian Schwalb; Heike Walk

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 49.99

    Vor dem Hintergrund von Globalisierung und Europäisierung gewinnt die lokale Ebene als sozialer und politischer Gestaltungsraum zunehmend an Bedeutung. Lokale Akteure - Parteien, Vereine, Verbände, Initiativen, Kommunalverwaltung sowie Unternehmen sind mit neuen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Die Beiträge des Bandes bündeln das Wissen zu den neuen... more...

  • Governance for Development in Africaby David Booth; Diana Cammack

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Drawing on in-depth empirical research spanning a number of countries in Africa, this path-breaking book controversially argues that externally imposed good-governance approaches make unrealistic assumptions about the choices leaders are able to make, while ignoring the potential for addressing causes rather than symptoms. It offers a comprehensive,... more...

  • Local Government in Liberal Democraciesby J. A. Chandler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The quality and nature of local government varies widely between countries. This introductory text looks at the workings of local government in England and Wales, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Canada and the USA. The chapters have a similar format so the student has a framework for systematic comparisons of the different case studies and... more...

  • Transforming Political Leadership in Local Governmentby Dr Rikke Berg; Professor Nirmala Rao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00

    Local governments throughout the west are undergoing a transformation of their leadership styles and structures. Some countries have abandoned traditional systems of collective or committee based decision-making in favour of Cabinet models or, more radically, a directly-elected executive mayor, while others have strengthened existing mayoral systems.... more...

  • Cities in Transitionby Nirmala Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    This is an up-to-date and topical treatment of how six major cities in Europe, North America and Asia are coping with the new demands on urban government. Population expansion, the migration of new peoples and disparities between cities and suburbs are longstanding features of the urban crisis. Today, city governments also face demands for popular... more...

  • Political Life in Cairos New Quartersby Salwa Ismail

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    Since the 1970s, Cairo has experienced tremendous growth and change. Nearly three million people now live in new urban communities characterized by unregulated housing, informal economic activity, and the presence of Islamist groups. Salwa Ismail examines the effects of these changes in Political Life in Cairo's New Quarters. Working in Cairo,... more...

  • Governing Cities in a Global Eraby Robin Hambleton; Jill Gross

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 41.00

    This book is about the role that ideas, institutions, and actors play in structuring how we govern cities and, more specifically, what projects or paths are taken. Global changes require that we rethink governance and urban policy, and that we do so through the dual lens of theory and practice. more...

  • The Governance of Daily Life in Africaby Giorgio Blundo; Pierre-Yves Le Meur

    BRILL 2008; US$ 96.00

    This book offers an ethnographic exploration of how public and collective services are produced ?on the ground? in Africa. This anthropology of everyday governance as process is a strong contribution to current debates on public policy, governmentality and the state. more...

  • Urban Livelihoods, Institutions and Inclusive Governance in Nairobiby Bob Hendriks

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 56.00

    This study formulates conditions for sustainable impacts of inclusive and responsive governance through ?invited spaces? offered by the government and ?claimed spaces? created by the poor. The study questions how increased contributions to poverty reduction and improvement of quality of life for Nairobi citizens can be realised in an equitable and... more...