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  • Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century Americaby Sean D. Foreman; Marcia L. Godwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the marathon on April 15. Detroit is roiled by being... more...

  • Board of Adjustmentby Gail V. Easley; David A. Theriaque

    American Planning Association 2014; US$ 26.99

    Compatibility, ethics, hearings, record keeping, variances, and appeals. There are so many things board of adjustment members must consider-and so few sources to guide them. ?The Board of Adjustment ? explains them all. Novice members will gain insight into the board's unique role, while veterans can turn to the tips and strategies that will make their... more...

  • The Politics of City-County Mergerby W. E. Lyons

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although city-county consolidation has been urged for years as a solution for many urban problems, relatively few communities have come to the point of offering such an option to the voters and in most of the communities that have done so, the voters have rejected the idea. In 1972 the voters of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, approved consolidation... more...

  • The County in Kentucky Historyby Robert M. Ireland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the nineteenth century, Kentucky was one of the nation's leading producers of racehorses, whiskey, tobacco -- and new counties. By 1886 the three original Kentucky counties had been carved into 119 (belated 120th was to be formed in 1912). These small divisions commanded the fierce loyalty of their citizens and for most Kentuckians formed the center... more...

  • The Limits of Powerby A. Blowers

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    A text which focuses on the relationship of local politicians and professional planners in the planning process, adopting a conceptual framework within which a series of case studies is analysed. It shows that where power is limited or diffuse, or liable to change, policy making can be uncertain or inconsistent. The book covers a wide range of planning... more...

  • Local Government in Central and Eastern Europeby Andrew Coulson; Adrian Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Advocates of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe before 1989 placed great emphasis on community self-government as the basis of civil society and democracy. After the ?Velvet Revolutions? of 1989 and the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new states created an elected local government, whereby cities, towns and villages elected their... more...

  • China's Local Administrationby Jae Ho Chung; Tao-chiu Lam

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The remarkable changes in China over the past three decades are mostly considered at the national level, whereas local government ? which has played and continues to play a key role in these developments ? is often overlooked. The themes of China?s local administrative hierarchy, and its historical evolution, have until now received scant attention;... more...

  • Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in Indiaby Rani D. Mullen

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    Over the past three decades, decentralization has been seen as the means for allowing local governments to become more accountable, and for encouraging the deepening of democracy and the building of village communities. By drawing on original village-level case studies of six villages in three different Indian states, this book presents a systematic... more...

  • Local Governance in England and Franceby Alistair Cole; Peter John

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    Local Governance in England and France addresses issues at the cutting edge of comparative politics and public policy. The book is based on extensive research and interviews, over 300 in total, with local decision makers in two pairs of cities in England and France: Lille and Leeds; Rennes and Southampton. No other Anglo-French comparative project... more...

  • Neighborhood Politicsby Larry Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 168.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...