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  • Struggling Giantsby Paul Kantor; Christian LefFvre

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 90.00

    Throughout the past thirty years a small number of city-regions have achieved unprecedented global status in the world economy while undergoing radical changes. Struggling Giants examines the transformation of four of the most significant metropolises: London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. This volume analyzes the thorniest issues these sprawling city-regions... more...

  • Städtische Armutsquartiere - Kriminelle Lebenswelten?by Dietrich Oberwittler; Susann Rabold; Dirk Baier

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Die Konzentration von Kriminalität und Gewalt in sozial benachteiligten Wohnquartieren erfährt in Zeiten wachsender sozialer Spaltungen zunehmende Aufmerksamkeit. Mithilfe neuer statistischer Verfahren wie der Mehrebenenanalyse ist es nun möglich, eigenständige Effekte des sozialräumlichen Kontextes auf das Verhalten der Bewohner... more...

  • Rethinking the South African Crisisby Gillian Hart

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has become an extreme yet unexceptional embodiment of forces at play in many other regions of the world: intensifying inequality alongside "wageless life," proliferating forms of protest and populist politics that move in different directions, and official efforts at containment ranging from liberal... 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...

  • Governing Global Citiesby 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...

  • 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...

  • Global Trendsby Adrian Done

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 44.00

    Looks at the bigger picture, and the future trends that are going to affect the global business world over the next few years. The author analyses traditional themes such as technology and sustainability but also takes into consideration the effects of developments in other areas such as health, education and demographics more...

  • Reinventing Order in the Congoby Theodore Trefon

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    Kinshasa is sub-Saharan Africa‘s second largest city. The seven million Congolese who live there have a rich reputation for the courageous and innovative ways in which they survive in a harsh urban environment. They have created new social institutions, practices, networks and ways of living to deal with the collapse of public provision and a... more...