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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
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...
- SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 69.00 US$ 58.65
Drawing on fundamental ideas about the relationship of citizens to the public sphere, Richard C Box presents a model of `citizen governance'. Recognizing the challenges in the community governance setting, he advocates rethinking the structure of local government and the roles of citizens, elected officials and public professionals in the twenty-first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
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...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95
Politics in England both local and national have been dominated by the Conservative and Labour Parties. Yet, in recent years, specifically in mayoral elections, there has been an insurgence of independent candidates that have made it through the process. Albeit, the process in England is so strenuous that it is almost impossible for outsiders to get... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 75.24
Councillors are the essence of local representative democracy, linking ordinary citizens and decision-makers in municipal arenas. In cross-national perspective, and taking in countries from across Europe, this book analyses the recruitment patterns, career, party associations, role perceptions, and attitudes to democracy, representation, and participation... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99
Malcolm Philips was a reluctant bureaucrat. When it was suggested that he give up selling ice-cream and go to work for the council, he protested that it would be full of jobsworths, skivers and crawlers. Truth to tell, however, he quickly fitted in among what his boss described as all the other sods and buggers at County Hall. The 1960s... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 28.31
Angesichts zunehmender Legitimationsprobleme und Steuerungsdefizite in Zeiten von Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrisen findet in Japan seit mehr als einer Dekade ein grundlegender Wandel des Verhältnisses zwischen Zentralstaat und Kommunen hin zu einem gleichberechtigten Verhältnis statt, wobei die kommunale Ebene als entscheidende Kooperationsplattform zwischen... more...
- De Gruyter 1986; US$ 33.64
Geschichte von unten: das konfliktreiche Kapitel deutschen Neuanfangs und deutsch-amerikanischer Beziehungen in der extremen Not der Nachkriegszeit am Beispiel einer mittelfränkischen Region. Die »Geschichtserzählung« macht das allgemeine Geschehen lebendig und bringt wesentliche individuelle und kollektive Erfahrungen der Besatzungszeit ans Licht. more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Drawing on in-depth empirical research spanning a number of countries in Africa, this path-breaking book controversially argues that externally imposed good-governance approaches make unrealistic assumptions about the choices leaders are able to make, while ignoring the potential for addressing causes rather than symptoms. It offers a comprehensive,... more...