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  • Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman Cityby Andrew Bell

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Andrew Bell's analysis of the power of prestige in civic communities of the ancient world demonstrates the importance of crowds' aesthetic and emotional judgement upon leaders and their ambitious claims for immediate and lasting significance; and also finds consideration of this dynamic still to be valuable for modern citizens. An initial discussion... more...

  • A Politics of Inevitabilityby Ross Beveridge

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.by Henning Biermann

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 83.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Untersuchung gibt einen Überblick über 20 Jahre Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Eingebettet in die völker-, europa- und verfassungsrechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen stellt sie unter Betonung historischer und politikwissenschaftlicher Bezüge die Bemühungen um Verwaltungsreformen in einem strukturschwachen und... more...

  • De machinerie van de stadby Stefan Couperus

    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...

  • Multilevel Urban Governance and the 'European City'by Nico Giersig

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 79.99

    ?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...

  • Democracy, Citizenship and the Global Cityby Engin F. Isin

    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...

  • Resources for Renewalby Satu Kalliola; Risto Nakari

    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...

  • Politics of Culture in Liberal Italyby Axel Körner

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    With chapters on theatre and opera, architecture and urban planning, the medieval revival and the rediscovery of the Etruscan and Roman past, The Politics of Culture in Liberal Italy analyzes Italians' changing relationship to their new nation state and the monarchy, the conflicts between the peninsula's ancient elites and the rising middle class,... more...

  • Sachsenrecht.by Hiram Kümper

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 118.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Sachsenspiegel des Eike von Repgow gehört ohne Frage zu den bedeutendsten Rechtsdenkmälern des deutschen Mittelalters. Diese Bedeutung gewinnt das Werk nicht nur aus sich selbst heraus, sondern vor allem durch seine ganz ungewöhnlich weite, geradezu pan-europäische Verbreitung. Zahlreiche Rechtsbücher nahmen einzelne Rechtssätze... more...

  • Conflict, Improvisation, Governanceby David Laws; John Forester

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    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...