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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    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...

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

    BRILL 2008; US$ 96.00

    Explores the notion of governance in a non-normative way. This work describes and analyses the institutional and political processes through which social actors and groups - be they state, private or 'third-sector' - contribute to the provision of public and collective goods or services. 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 is structured to allow a genuinely comparative approach, looking at eight countries in Europe and North America. 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...