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- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 59.99
In the great cities of Greece and Rome, politicians and kings sought to be seen as celebrities. They tried to appear wondrous and exciting to citizens and subjects. This study shows some of their methods and so reveals the importance of political advertisement and spectacle in societies that saw great kings but also pioneered democracy and republicanism. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 49.88
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...
- 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...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.88
?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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 29.00
This book is the first full account of the development of rural self-government in Russia from the emancipation of the serfs to its bureaucratisation in the counter-reforms of 1889?90. Through analysis of central and provincial perceptions of local self-government and conflicting ideologies of reform. Professor Pearson challenges the conventional view... 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...