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  • Reconsidering Localismby Simin Davoudi; Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from leading academics in Europe and North America to develop... more...

  • Decentralization and Its Discontentsby Max R. Lane

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 25.90

    “Decentralization is a major trend in Indonesia since the first decades of that nation under Sukarno and Suharto. Max Lane is justly treasured for illuminating those first decades, for example, through his translations of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and his excellent book, Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto. Anyone who... 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...

  • Governing the Metropolitan Region: America's New Frontier: 2014by David Y Miller; Raymond Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This text is aimed at the basic local government management course (upper division or graduate) that addresses the structural, political and management issues associated with regional and metropolitan government. It also can complement more specialized courses such as urban planning, urban government, state and local politics, and intergovernmental... more...

  • Institutionenwandel lokaler Politik in Deutschlandby Michael Haus

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 69.99

    Der Band umfasst Studien zur Veränderung der institutionellen Grundlagen lokaler Politik in Deutschland im Kontext neuer Anforderungen an demokratisches Regieren. Dabei geht es neben allgemeinen Überlegungen zu der Frage, inwiefern Institutionen lokaler Politik überhaupt zielgerichtet verändert werden können, um verschiedene Initiativen, die durch... more...

  • Administrative Subdivisions of Countriesby Gwillim Law

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    In marked contrast to the United States, with its territorial stability, some countries, such as Bulgaria and Ethiopia, reorganize their regional subdivisions frequently. This large-format reference work simplifies the comparison of decades' worth of data from such countries: "With this book in hand, one can answer any administrative subdivision... more...

  • The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy in Latin Americaby Françoise Montambeault

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Participatory democracy innovations aimed at bringing citizens back into local governance processes are now at the core of the international democratic development agenda. Municipalities around the world have adopted local participatory mechanisms of various types in the last two decades, including participatory budgeting, the flagship Brazilian program,... more...

  • Beyond Westminster & Whitehallby R. A. Rhodes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    Beyond Westminster and Whitehall provides the first comprehensive account of the range of sub-central government institutions that are responsible for the delivery of services to citizens. These bodies are the warp and weft of the British system of government and yet are all too frequently ignored. For a full understanding of British government, the... more...

  • Local Governmentby Howard Elcock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Since first publication in 1982, Howard Elcock's Local Government has established a reputation as a comprehensive and unbiased account of how British local government really works. This respected textbook has been completely revised and rewritten for its third edition, to take account of changes in local government and in the circumstances in which... more...

  • Local Government in Liberal Democraciesby J. A. Chandler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The quality and nature of local government varies widely between countries. This introductory text looks at the workings of local government in England and Wales, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Canada and the USA. The chapters have a similar format so the student has a framework for systematic comparisons of the different case studies and... more...