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  • Neighborhood Politicsby Larry Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 168.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...

  • Tamed Village ?Democracy?by Guohui Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book reveals the dynamics of contemporary Chinese village politics. By combining abundant empirical data with close observation as an insider, the author illustrates the processes and consequences of transplanting democracy into rural Chinese society. more...

  • Township Governance and Institutionalization in Chinaby Shukai Zhao

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 96.00

    This unique volume takes a very different approach to township or xiangzhen governance. It explores the structural constraints on township governance and the way that these constraints influence the day-to-day behavior of Chinese rural grassroots government leaders. Based on thoroughgoing interviews with township and village cadres and villagers, the... more...

  • The Chinese State in Transitionby Linda Chelan Li

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    One of the more commonly and widely held beliefs outside the People?s Republic of China about the changes wrought by the reform era is that there has been no political change The attention of the outside world focuses inevitably on Beijing and national level politics. Nonetheless, it may actually be at the more local levels that changes in politics... more...

  • Decentralisation, Corruption and Social Capitalby Sten Widmalm

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book provides fresh perspectives and insights on what may be the world’s. largest ongoing decentralisation reforms—the Panchayat Raj reforms in India—and. presents unique empirical material from Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Comparative. perspectives and references to historical cases from around the world are used. to show how decentralisation... more...

  • The Dynamics of Indian Political Factionsby Mary C. Carras

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    This study constitutes an analysis of factionalism between rival groups in the dominant Congress Party in Maharashtra. more...

  • Empowered Participationby Archon Fung

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Every month in every neighborhood in Chicago, residents, teachers, school principals, and police officers gather to deliberate about how to improve their schools and make their streets safer. Residents of poor neighborhoods participate as much or more as those from wealthy ones. All voices are heard. Since the meetings began more than a dozen years... more...

  • A House for All Peoplesby John M. Allswang

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book assesses the role of urban ethnic groups, particularly in terms of the rise of the Democratic Party to national predominance between 1928 and 1932. It builds quantitative and qualitative models for the study of ethnic groups in terms of political behavior. Focusing clearly upon political change and the role of ethnicity, the work advances... more...

  • Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governanceby B. S. Baviskar; George Mathew

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 70.97

    Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governance: Field Studies from Rural India. is a product of a rare national-level study conducted in 42 panchayats across. 12 states to reveal how democratic decentralization is working in Indian villages. This is done through stories of empowerment as well as discrimination against. women, scheduled castes and scheduled... more...