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  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomyby Jürgen G. Backhaus

    Springer 2012; US$ 119.00

    One of the last Prussian Reforms during the Napoleonic Era was the constitution of local autonomy for the cities. Proof of its lasting importance is that it was the cities that carried out the deficit-based employment policies of the early 1930s also had to carry the burden of a democratic reconstitution of Germany in the postwar period. After the... more...

  • A Politics of Inevitabilityby Ross Beveridge

    Springer 2011; US$ 59.95

    This book provides a detailed analysis of the controversial privatisation of the Berlin Water Company (BWB) in 1999. As with other cases of privatisation around the world, the city's government argued there was no alternative in a context of public debts and economic restructuring. Drawing on post-structuralist theory, the analysis presented here... 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...

  • Urban Governance in Southern Europeby João Seixas; Abel Albet

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    This volume examines the issues of urban governance in the Southern European context. Illustrated by case studies of several main cities and metropoles on the North Mediterranean coast, it introduces and critically analyses the latest theories and approaches to urban governance. It questions how the 'real' or socio-cultural notion of city seems... 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...

  • Bürger als Partnerby Gesine Foljanty-Jost; Karoline Haufe; Mai Aoki

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    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... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Urban Governance zwischen Inklusion und Effektivitätby Gabriele Schmidt

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    In den 1990er Jahren haben zahlreiche europäische Staaten in Reaktion auf sozialräumliche Ausgrenzungsprozesse einen neuen Steuerungsansatz etabliert: Die integrierte Stadtteilentwicklung. Gabriele Schmidt untersucht die Implementation dieses Steuerungsansatzes in England unter New Labour, illustriert an zwei Partnerschaften in Bristol. Sie zeigt auf,... more...