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  • 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 Governance zwischen Inklusion und Effektivitätby Gabriele Schmidt

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    In den 1990er Jahren haben zahlreiche europäische Staaten in Reaktion auf sozialräumliche Ausgrenzungsprozesse einen neuen Steuerungsansatz etabliert: Die integrierte Stadtteilentwicklung. Gabriele Schmidt untersucht die Implementation dieses Steuerungsansatzes in England unter New Labour, illustriert an zwei Partnerschaften in Bristol. Sie zeigt auf,... 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...

  • Politics of Urbanismby Warren Magnusson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    To see like a city, rather than seeing like a state, is the key to understanding modern politics. In this book, Magnusson draws from theorists such as Weber, Wirth, Hayek, Jacobs, Sennett, and Foucault to articulate some of the ideas that we need to make sense of the city as a form of political order. Locally and globally, the city exists by virtue... more...

  • Städtische Armutsquartiere - Kriminelle Lebenswelten?by

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 49.99

    Die Konzentration von Kriminalität und Gewalt in sozial benachteiligten Wohnquartieren erfährt in Zeiten wachsender sozialer Spaltungen zunehmende Aufmerksamkeit. Die Annahme, dass Segregationsprozesse und räumliche Armutskonzentrationen in Großstädten Jugendkriminalität verschärfen können, ist weit verbreitet und hat in der Stadt- und Kriminalsoziologie... 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...

  • 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...

  • Global Trendsby Adrian Done

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 46.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Modernisierung kommunaler Sozialpolitikby Stephan Grohs

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99

    Lokale Wohlfahrtsarrangements gerieten seit den 1990er Jahren unter erheblichen Druck. Verwaltungsmodernisierung und Ökonomisierungstendenzen setzten die etablierten Kooperationsstrukturen zwischen Kommunalverwaltungen und freien Trägern dem Zwang aus, sich verstärkt mit Kosten und Qualität sozialer Dienstleistungen auseinanderzusetzen. Die Studie... more...