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- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 50.50
Industrialisering en verstedelijking maakten de steden in Nederland en elders in Europa vanaf het einde van de negentiende eeuw tot de machinekamer waar nieuwe sociale, economische en ruimtelijke verhoudingen vorm kregen. Wonen, werken, handeldrijven, verplaatsen en recreëren in de stad werden mogelijk gemaakt door de stedelijke overheid. Daarmee werd... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 102.00
In the 1990s, the public sector has experienced the same kind of productivity pressures as has the private sector in most of the western countries. In Finland, the state and the local government organs have pursued to meet these demands by cutting down their personnel costs and by applying various models of New Public Management. This book sheds light... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 51.04
?The question is no longer simply what autonomy actually is for local authorities within the state, but rather what capacity territories have to become collective actors of European governance. ? (Le Galès 2002: 235) This book is designed to be an empirical and theoretical contribution to debates on currently changing forms of urban policies and politics... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 51.04
This book provides a detailed analysis of the controversial privatisation of the Berlin Water Company (BWB) in 1999. As with other cases of privatisation around the world, the city?s government argued there was no alternative in a context of public debts and economic restructuring. Drawing on post-structuralist theory, the analysis presented here steps... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95
Democracy, Citizenship and the Global City focuses on the controversial, neglected theme of citizenship. It examines the changing role of citizens; their rights, obligations and responsibilities as members of nation-states and the issue of accountability in a global society. Using this interdisciplinary approach, the book offers an innovative collection... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of f irst hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of Amsterdam and its region. The book examines street... more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 149.99
Following the violence of the 1905 revolution, Moscow's liberal leaders sought to restore social and political stability by offering attractive programs in education, employment, and housing to the unruly lower classes. Their efforts were resisted by the authorities of the Old Regime, who feared the political effects of these programs. Liberal City,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
This comprehensive study of local politics in Russia shows that the key reforms of local government, and the struggle to forge viable grassroots democracies have been inextricably linked to the wider struggle for power between the regions and the Kremlin, and to the specific nature of Russia?s highly politicized and negotiated form of asymmetrical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
This book examines federalism and regional and local politics in Russia. Many commentators have alluded to the unique nature of Russia's dual transition and its difficult task of simultaneously reforming its economy and polity. But there is in fact a third transition under way in Russia that is of no less importance, the need to reconfigure central-local... more...