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  • City Bound: Das Erleben und Lernen in der Großstadtby Stefanie Grigowski

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Ängste und Unsicherheiten aufgrund zunehmender Perspektivlosigkeit, mangelnde Motivation angesichts tiefer Unzufriedenheit, Ghetto-Bildungen, weil man sich unter Gleichgesinnten wohler fühlt, ein enorm steigender Werteverlust und die Überforderung durch Alltagssorgen sind erschütternde Feststellungen, die ich in meiner Arbeit mit... more...

  • Democratizing Franceby Vivien A. Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    This 1991 book focuses on the decentralization reforms legislated by the Socialist government in France from 1982 to 1986. more...

  • Eliten und Macht in Europaby Michael Hartmann

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 16.21

    In seinem aktuellen Buch zeigt Michael Hartmann, wer Europas Eliten sind und wer die europäische Politik und Wirtschaft maßgeblich beeinflusst. Neben den drei großen EU-Ländern Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien nimmt er die Eliten aus Italien, Spanien, Österreich, den Niederlanden, Skandinavien, der Schweiz und vielen weiteren, auch osteuropäischen... more...

  • The European Mayorby Henry Bäck; Hubert Heinelt; Annick Magnier

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 119.00

    Henry Bäck, Annick Magnier and Hubert Heinelt There are various images of the political leader in Europe?s cities and towns. There is the time-honoured ceremonial mayor watching over the keys of the city. But there also is the political boss ruthlessly governing his/her ?subjects?. We might also offer the streamlined university educated professional... more...

  • Explaining local governmentby J. A. Chandler

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    "Explaining Local Government" uniquely presents a history of local government in Britain since 1800 until the present day. The study explains how local government in Britain has evolved from a structure that appeared to be relatively free from central government interference to, as John Prescott observes, 'one of the most centralised... more...

  • How Britain Worksby Dr Michael Temple

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    Michael Temple argues that the new local governance system 'created' by Margaret Thatcher's reforms, when combined with New Labour's emphasis on delivering measurable improvements to outputs, has enabled Tony Blair to have unprecedented control over the public policy process. The author concludes that, far from a more pluralist political culture, the... more...

  • Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts / Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook X (2011)by Dan Diner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 56.77

    Das Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 2011 befasst sich in einem seiner Schwerpunkte mit der jüdischen Präsenz in der mittelosteuropäischen kommunalen Selbstverwaltung vornehmlich der Zwischenkriegszeit und im Besonderen in Polen. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt reflektiert Fragen literarisierter Geschichte nach 1945 anhand von ikonischen Texten, aber auch... more...

  • Leading the localitiesby Colin Copus

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book is the result of national research conducted amongst England’s directly elected mayors and the councillors that serve alongside them. It is the first such major publication to assess the impact on local politics of this new office and fills a gap in our understanding of how the Local Government Act 2000 has influenced local governance.... more...

  • Leviathanby Clint Bolick

    Hoover Institution Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    In Leviathan, renowned public interest attorney Bolick describes how the unchecked growth of local governments is eroding our nation's productive vitality and threatening us with "grassroots tyranny"and ultimately reveals that, although the rules are often rigged in favor of local governments and against ordinary citizens, we can take action to rein... more...

  • Local Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Developmentby Stefan Szücs; Lars Strömberg

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 59.95

    Local Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Development is another solid step forward in a significant, decentralized research program, Democracy and Local Governance (DLG), which was initiated in the summer of 1991 -- just th after one of the final great political transformations of the 20 Century. Other research reports (B. Jacob, et al. , Democracy... more...