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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...

  • The Chinese State in Transitionby Linda Chelan Li

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Each chapter of this book examines how the state combines with local initiatives from non-state actors in China today. Policy areas examined include cultural strategies, housing, land politics, corruption, peasants? burden and cadre reforms, women and gender, and international relations. more...

  • Rural Democracy in Chinaby Baogang He

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book examines village democracy and the prospects of China's democratization. It explains how three key factors - township, economy and kinship - shape village democracy and account for rural variations. It considers the extension of village to township elections, the idea of a mixed regime and its impact on political development in China. 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...

  • New Forms of Urban Governance in Indiaby I. S. A. Baud; J. De Wit

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    This work looks at the impact of decentralization on local governance arrangements. and citizen participation in urban democracy processes in India. To analyse the. various issues, it includes case studies from the major cities throughout the. country. New Forms of Urban Governance in India: Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations. examines how... 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...

  • Public Sector Reforms in Indiaby Chandan Sinha

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 32.95

    The public sector in India has evolved over the past two centuries to adapt to contextual changes like political framework, economic conditions, and people`s expectations. Certain systemic and institutional changes reflect the ongoing transformation within the sector. One such change has been in the role of the District Officer (DO). Beginning as an... more...

  • Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asiaby Benjamin L. Read; Robert Pekkanen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Brings together enterprising pieces of new research on the many forms of organization in East and Southeast Asia that are sponsored or mandated by government, but engage widespread participation at the grassroots level. Straddling the state-society divide, these organizations play important roles in society and politics, yet are dimly understood.... more...

  • Empowered Participationby Archon Fung

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...