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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 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...

  • Leading the localitiesby Colin Copus

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book is the result of national research conducted amongst England’s directly elected mayors and the councillors that serve alongside them. It is the first such major publication to assess the impact on local politics of this new office and fills a gap in our understanding of how the Local Government Act 2000 has influenced local governance.... more...

  • Local Government Reorganisationby Steve Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The Local Government Review raised issues of political process and decision-making theories. The interest lies in the insights provided by academic analysis, and the highlighting of the lessons to be learned. This volume attempts to respond to both these perspectives. more...

  • Leviathanby Clint Bolick

    Hoover Institution Press 2004; US$ 14.99

    In Leviathan, renowned public interest attorney Bolick describes how the unchecked growth of local governments is eroding our nation's productive vitality and threatening us with "grassroots tyranny"and ultimately reveals that, although the rules are often rigged in favor of local governments and against ordinary citizens, we can take action to rein... more...

  • Managing Local Servicesby George A. Boyne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The Labour Government has introduced legislation to place a new duty of Best Value on local authorities, and abolish compulsory competitive tendering. This work identifies the differences between the two systems and evaluates the development of the new regime, using case studies. more...