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  • Managing Local Governmentby Richard D. Bingham

    SAGE Publications 1991; US$ 62.00 US$ 52.70

    This book provides a descriptive analysis of how public administrators manage municipal government. Using examples from the United States, it explores six dimensions of public administration: legal aspects of public management; human resources management; budgeting and public finance; the political dimension; intergovernmental relations and ethical... more...

  • Local Politics and Participation in Britain and Franceby Albert Mabileau; George Moyser; Geraint Parry; Patrick Quantin

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the involvement of average citizens in local politics and government between national elections. more...

  • Democratizing Franceby Vivien A. Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

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

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 89.35

    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...

  • Regierungssysteme und Reformenby Doreen Spörer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 32.84

    Die Reformenleistungen im postkommunistischen Raum weisen ein eklatantes Gefälle auf, das vermehrt auf die Präsenz präsidentieller Regierungssysteme zurückgeführt wird. Diese Behauptung greift jedoch zu kurz, da ihre Fürsprecher Regierungssysteme lediglich dichotom betrachten und Politikpräferenzen politischer Akteure ignorieren. Die Autorin wirft... more...

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

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 39.42

    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...

  • Reformen in Kommunalpolitik und -verwaltungby Wüstenrot Stiftung; Hellmut Wollmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 54.99

    Dem Buch liegen die Ergebnisse eines vergleichenden (im Auftrag der Wüstenrot Stiftung am IfS Institut für Stadtforschung und Strukturpolitik GmbH, Berlin, durchgeführten) Forschungsprojekts zu Grunde, in dem die Reformen der kommunalen Politik und Verwaltung in Großbritannien/England, Schweden, Frankreich und Deutschland untersucht wurden. Diese vier... more...

  • The Second Tier of Local Government in Europeby Hubert Heinelt; Xavier Bertrana

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book takes a comparative approach to local government across 14 European countries, looking at processes of decentralisation, regionalisation and reforms of local government. Examining second levels of government, such as UK Counties, French Départements, Italian and Spanish Provinces, and German Landkreise, this book reveals both the specific... 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...