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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...

  • 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$ 49.95

    The central argument of this book is that we need to abandon our state-centric approach to political understanding and learn to see "like a city" if we are to make sense of contemporary politics. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. more...