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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$ 54.95

    This edited collection 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Political Culture and Participation in Rural Chinaby Yang Zhong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Despite China?s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the book argues that the rural-urban income gap is giving... more...

  • Local Politics in Indonesiaby Nankyung Choi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Competitive elections have become an institutionalized feature of contemporary Indonesia?s politics. This, together with other considerations, makes it reasonable to call Indonesia the world?s third largest democracy. Nonetheless, democratic elections in Indonesia are both more complex and interesting than is commonly understood. This book explores... 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...

  • State and Society in Modern Rangoonby Donald M. Seekins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...