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- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95
Despite increasing interest in how involvement in local government can improve governance and lead to civic renewal, questions remain about participation's real impact. This book investigates participatory budgeting?a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs?to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
How are metropolitan regions governed? What makes some regions more effective than others in managing policies that cross local jurisdictional boundaries? Political coordination among municipal governments is necessary to attract investment, rapid and efficient public transit systems, and to sustain cultural infrastructure in metropolitan regions.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 54.95
This book focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so through the resolution of practical and essential problems: providing electricity, drinking water, sanitation, transportation. In the originality of its hypotheses... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
While government provides the structure of public leadership, governance is the art of public leadership. This timely book examines current trends in metropolitan governance issues. It analyzes specific cases from thirteen major metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all woven together by an overall framework established in... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 33.00
What keeps governments awake at night? - How can governments best prepare themselves for current and future reform challenges? - How can a public sector develop a culture responsive to change? - What types of leaders are needed? - How can governments better communicate with citizens? - How can governments avoid "reform fatigue"? In the face... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 54.99
Die nachhaltigen Dezentralisierungsprozesse in der Sozialpolitik und der Verwaltungsreform verändern die Gestalt kommunaler Sozialpolitik. Die Autorinnen und Autoren analysieren diese Entwicklungen und beschreiben die zentralen Herausforderungen, vor denen die Kommunen angesichts der sozialpolitischen Veränderungen stehen. In diesem Handbuch werden... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 32.50
Metropolitan Governance is the first book to bring together competing perspectives on the question and consequences of centralized vs. decentralized regional government. Presenting original contributions by some of the most notable names in the field of urban politics, this volume examines the organization of governments in metropolitan areas, and... more...