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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Local Politics and Contemporary Transformations in the Arab Worldby Malika Bouziane; Cilja Harders; Anja Hoffmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    The contributors link innovative analytical concepts and ethnographic in-depth case studies from the Arab world. Based on the debates on politics from below and dynamic concepts of state, all the chapters focus on informal institutions, non-elite actors, and the dynamic and contradictory relationship between state and society. 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...

  • 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...

  • Admonitions on Governing the Peopleby Yagyong Chong

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 99.95

    This is the first English translation of one of Korea?s most celebrated historical works, a pre-modern classic so well known to Koreans that it has inspired contemporary literature and television. Written in 1821 by Chong Yagyong (Tasan), Admonitions on Governing the People (Mongmin simso) is a detailed manual for district magistrates on how to govern... more...

  • China's Local Administrationby Jae Ho Chung; Tao-chiu Lam

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book presents a comprehensive survey of China?s local administration. It considers all kinds of local government units and their administrative functions, both historically and in the present day: ranging from the provinces, centrally-administered municipalities and autonomous regions to prefectures, counties, townships and urban districts. more...

  • Bürger als Partnerby Gesine Foljanty-Jost; Karoline Haufe; Mai Aoki

    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...

  • 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...