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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00
While most of Asia?s major cities are increasingly homogenized by rapid economic growth and cultural globalization, Rangoon, which is Burma?s former capital and largest city, still bears the imprint of a unique and often turbulent history. It is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a focus of Buddhist pilgrimage and devotion since the early second millennium... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan?s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or another, making them Japan?s most numerous civil society... more...
- International Labour Office 2006; US$ 5.00
Analyses the impact of democratic decentralization on the chances of social excluded groups to participate in newly created local governance (Panchayat Rai) institutions. Discusses the results of an interview survey, finding that, in Kerala, women, lower castes and the poor are at least represented as other groups at the Panchayat level whereas in... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 99.99
Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in the international arena, so that the transitionsdomestically bring about substantial influence on the whole world. Dynamics of Local Governance... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 50.00
This book aims to achieve a breakthrough in relating the development of Hong Kong politics to the future of mainland China and Taiwan, it is for students, researchers, scholars, diplomats and lay people. more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Angesichts zunehmender Legitimationsprobleme und Steuerungsdefizite in Zeiten von Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrisen findet in Japan seit mehr als einer Dekade ein grundlegender Wandel des Verhältnisses zwischen Zentralstaat und Kommunen hin zu einem gleichberechtigten Verhältnis statt, wobei die kommunale Ebene als entscheidende Kooperationsplattform... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and disorder are produced through the ceaseless inscription and circulation of millions of paper artifacts among bureaucrats, politicians, property owners,... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99
How do you define science? And whose theories are the right ones? Take a humorous and intriguing journey through the unchartered territory of scientific squabbles with scientist Mike McRae, Australia's next-gen Dr Karl, as he reveals arguments and accusations about who is right and who is wrong in the world of science. Over time, science has come... more...