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    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 94.25

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  • L'espace canadienby Robert Bernier

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 48.75

    Quel portrait du gouvernement fédéral canadien peut-on dresser aujourd’hui? Comment est-il perçu des Québécois? Robert Bernier et ses collaborateurs ont entrepris de décrire cet espace canadien dans lequel nous évoluons, touchant aux sphères du commerce et de l’économie jusqu’aux affaires... 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...

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

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 89.99

    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...

  • Local Governance Reform in Global Perspectiveby Norbert Kersting; Janice Caulfield; R. Andrew Nickson; Dele Olowu; Hellmut Wollmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 39.99

    "Good local governance" reflects the dual functions of local government. On the one hand, democratic regimes gain input legitimacy by responsiveness and by being inclusive towards the preferences of their citizens. On the other hand, they achieve output legitimacy by effectively delivering public goods and services. Their governance strategies follow... more...

  • Local Governance in England and Franceby Alistair Cole; Peter John

    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...

  • Local Governance - mehr Transparenz und Bürgernähe?by Lilian Schwalb; Heike Walk

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 49.99

    Vor dem Hintergrund von Globalisierung und Europäisierung gewinnt die lokale Ebene als sozialer und politischer Gestaltungsraum zunehmend an Bedeutung. Lokale Akteure - Parteien, Vereine, Verbände, Initiativen, Kommunalverwaltung sowie Unternehmen sind mit neuen Herausforderungen konfrontiert. Die Beiträge des Bandes bündeln das Wissen zu den neuen... more...

  • Local Government and Strategic Choiceby J.K. Friend; W.N. Jessop

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Local Government and Strategic Choice, Second Edition discusses decision-making in local government, in particular, to those more strategic levels of choice which tend to be linked with the terms 'planning' and 'policy-making.' This book is organized into four parts. Part I centers on an appraisal of planning in a major local authority. Part II details... more...

  • Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)by John Friend; Neil Jessop

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their capacity to choose discriminatingly, when the sheer complexity... more...

  • 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...