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  • De machinerie van de stadby Stefan Couperus

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 50.50

    Industrialisering en verstedelijking maakten de steden in Nederland en elders in Europa vanaf het einde van de negentiende eeuw tot de machinekamer waar nieuwe sociale, economische en ruimtelijke verhoudingen vorm kregen. Wonen, werken, handeldrijven, verplaatsen en recreëren in de stad werden mogelijk gemaakt door de stedelijke overheid. Daarmee werd... more...

  • Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideasby Mike McRae

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    How do you define science? And whose theories are the right ones? Take a humorous and intriguing journey through the unchartered territory of scientific squabbles with scientist Mike McRae, Australia's next-gen Dr Karl, as he reveals arguments and accusations about who is right and who is wrong in the world of science. Over time, science has come... more...

  • Does Local Government Matter?by Elaine B. Sharp

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or achieve any of the other goals that government programs are ostensibly created to do. Whether or not such programs also have consequences with respect... more...

  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomyby Jürgen Backhaus

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 119.00

    This book examines a host of issues surrounding local government and autonomy. Outlining the last 200 years of city government development provides important insights that could benefit contemporary federations that suffer from a ?democratic deficit?. more...

  • Government of Paperby Matthew S. Hull

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and disorder are produced through the ceaseless inscription and circulation of millions of paper artifacts among bureaucrats, politicians, property owners,... 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...

  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Regional Governing Systemsby David K. Hamilton

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book analyzes the different approaches to regional governance utilized by Canada and the United States. It identifies four basic approaches to regional governance and features in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of each approach. Includes case studies. 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...

  • The Emerging Politics of Antarcticaby Anne- Marie Brady

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the post-Cold War challenges facing Antarctic governance. It seeks to understand the interests of new players in Antarctic affairs such as China, India, Korea and Malaysia, and how other key players such as Russia and the USA or claimant states such as New Zealand or France are coping in the new global order. Antarctica is the... more...