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  • 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 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book provides an analysis of the different approaches to regional governance utilized by Canada and the United States. As countries continue to urbanize and centralize economic functions and population in metropolitan regions, the traditional governing system is not equipped to handle problems that spill over local government boundaries. Governments... more...

  • Citizen Governanceby Richard C. Box

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Sachsenrecht.by Hiram Kümper

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 112.60

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Sachsenspiegel des Eike von Repgow gehört ohne Frage zu den bedeutendsten Rechtsdenkmälern des deutschen Mittelalters. Diese Bedeutung gewinnt das Werk nicht nur aus sich selbst heraus, sondern vor allem durch seine ganz ungewöhnlich weite, geradezu pan-europäische Verbreitung. Zahlreiche Rechtsbücher nahmen einzelne Rechtssätze... more...

  • Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.by Henning Biermann

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 79.91

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Untersuchung gibt einen Überblick über 20 Jahre Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Eingebettet in die völker-, europa- und verfassungsrechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen stellt sie unter Betonung historischer und politikwissenschaftlicher Bezüge die Bemühungen um Verwaltungsreformen in einem strukturschwachen und... more...

  • Independent Success in Mayoral Elections in Englandby Kazuaki Nagatomi

    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...

  • Local Councillors in Europeby Björn Egner; David Sweeting; Pieter-Jan Klok

    Springer 2013; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • Jobsworthby Malcolm Philips

    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...