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  • 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$ 32.95

    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...

  • The Dynamics of Indian Political Factionsby Mary C. Carras

    Cambridge University Press 1972; US$ 41.00

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

  • Political Culture and Participation in Rural Chinaby Yang Zhong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book, based on extensive original research including interview fieldwork in rural areas, examines the nature of political culture and participation in rural China, discussing issues such as the support, or lack of it, for democratic values, the ways in which Chinese peasants interact with village and local officials, and rural people?s views... more...

  • Local Politics in Indonesiaby Nankyung Choi

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    Despite only a decade of democratic reform, elections and political parties have become so embedded in Indonesia?s political life that both Indonesians and foreign observers seem to have no difficulty in crediting Indonesia as the world?s third largest democracy. This book explores how local elections have affected Indonesia?s democracy and political... more...

  • Governing India's Metropolisesby Joël Ruet; Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book is a comparative, sector-based study of the changing character of governance in Indian metropolises in the 2000s. Highlighting the horizontal and vertical ties of the participatory groups, both state and non-state, it looks at key civic issues. more...

  • Local Government Migrant Policies in Tokyo, Japanby Stephen R Nagy

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 199.95

    The book documents the movements of migrant populations through Tokyo. It reveals how the local government makes policies that impact the practice of multicultural co-existence. The author draws on extensive in depth interviews with government officials and his own 4-year tenure as the International Relations Coordinator in a local government in Tokyo.... more...

  • Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesiaby Vedi Hadiz

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    This book provides an important statement on the underlying social dynamics of local politics in Indonesia following the end of the New Order in 1998. It represents the culmination of a substantial and influential body of work by Hadiz on the political economy of Indonesia's post-authoritarian transition. more...

  • Roots of the Stateby Benjamin Read

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Most social science studies of local organizations tend to focus on "civil society" associations, voluntary associations independent from state control, whereas government-sponsored organizations tend to be theorized in totalitarian terms as "mass organizations" or manifestations of state corporatism. Roots of the State examines neighborhood associations... more...