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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00

    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...

  • Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japanby Robert J. Pekkanen; Yutaka Tsujinaka; Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan?s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or another, making them Japan?s most numerous civil society... more...

  • Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing at the Grassrootsby Terry Christensen; Tom Hogen-Esch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Unlike most competing texts that are densely written and heavily theoretical, with little flavor of political life, this book is a readable, jargon-free introduction to real-life local politics for today's students. While it encompasses local government and politics in cities and towns across America, "Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Emanzipation der lokalen Ebene?by Claudia Münch

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 49.99

    Seit Beginn der 90er Jahre weist die Europaforschung neue Schwerpunktsetzungen auf. Die aktuellere Forschung beschäftigt sich weniger mit den Ursachen, sondern vielmehr mit den Folgen der Europäischen Integration. Im Zentrum der Betrachtung stehen zunehmend die vielfältigen Europäisierungserscheinungen. Gemeint sind damit die Auswirkungen des europäischen... more...

  • Kommunalreform in Deutschland und Japanby Gesine Foljanty-Jost

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99

    Die Reform der Kommunen steht seit Jahrzehnten in Japan und Deutschland auf der politischen Agenda und hat in beiden Ländern zu teilweise weitreichenden Veränderungen im Verhältnis von Staat und Kommunen, bzw. von Kommunen und Bürgern geführt. Chancen eröffnen sich für mehr Bürgernähe durch neue basisdemokratische Elemente in der Kommunalpolitik,... more...

  • Bürgermeisterwahlen in Nordrhein-Westfalenby David H. Gehne

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 59.95

    Die Einführung der Direktwahl der Bürgermeister in Nordrhein-Westfalen konnte als einschneidende Veränderung des institutionellen Rahmens gewertet werden. Dieses Buch verfolgt zwei Ziele. Es ist erstens eine ausführliche Bestandsaufnahme der Bürgermeisterwahlen 1999 und 2004 im Vergleich zu den gleichzeitig stattfindenden Ratswahlen. Zweitens geht... more...

  • State and Local Government Reforms in France and Germanyby Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot; Hellmut Wollmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 59.95

    The edited book aims at comparatively analysing the development and current situation of state and local government reforms in France and Germany. The articles address State and administrative traditions, intergovernmental relations, decentralisation, administrative modernisation, public finances, public sector personnel, local democracy, local (mayoral)... 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...