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  • Governance for Development in Africaby David Booth; Diana Cammack

    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...

  • The Government and Misgovernment of Londonby William A. Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book was first published in 1939.       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...

  • Township Governance and Institutionalization in Chinaby Shukai Zhao

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 102.00

    This unique volume takes a very different approach to township or xiangzhen governance. It explores the structural constraints on township governance and the way that these constraints influence the day-to-day behavior of Chinese rural grassroots government leaders. Based on thoroughgoing interviews with township and village cadres and villagers, the... more...

  • Neighborhood Politicsby Larry Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 168.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Criticism and Public Rationalityby Harry W. Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Criticism is at the heart of any political discussion, and criticism of old policies is central to the development of new ones. In its analysis of political decision-making, this reissue, first published in 1991, examines the principles which control the process of policy criticism. It identifies two fundamental and related obstacles to this process:... more...

  • Downsizing Issuesby Bonita J. Manson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Gillard Governmentsby Chris Aulich

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 16.65

    The years 2010 to 2013 saw a remarkable period in Australian political history: Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister after she successfully staged a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. A few months later she led her party to the 2010 federal election, and subsequently steered through seventeen days of negotiation... more...

  • Undermining Local Democracyby Lalita Chandrashekhar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on Karnataka in India, this study examines the implications of the model of development sought to be introduced in the entire country through the governance reforms of the post-1991 period ? a model that bypasses Panchayat Raj institutions (PRIs), resulting in a majority of the population being left outside the purview of development. These... more...

  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...