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  • 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...

  • Does Local Government Matter?by Elaine B. Sharp

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or achieve any of the other goals that government programs are ostensibly created to do. Whether or not such programs also have consequences with respect... more...

  • Government of Paperby Matthew S. Hull

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and disorder are produced through the ceaseless inscription and circulation of millions of paper artifacts among bureaucrats, politicians, property owners,... 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$ 124.95

    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...

  • 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$ 116.67

    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$ 82.80

    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...