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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gesellschaft und Politik in der amerikanischen Besatzungszoneby Hans Woller

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1986; US$ 35.00

    Geschichte von unten: das konfliktreiche Kapitel deutschen Neuanfangs und deutsch-amerikanischer Beziehungen in der extremen Not der Nachkriegszeit am Beispiel einer mittelfränkischen Region. Die »Geschichtserzählung« macht das allgemeine Geschehen lebendig und bringt wesentliche individuelle und kollektive Erfahrungen der Besatzungszeit ans Licht. 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...

  • 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...

  • Politics in New Zealandby Richard Mulgan

    Auckland University Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    This revised edition of a classic introduction to the New Zealand political, constitutional, and electoral system covers recent elections and the constitutional and legal changes that have attracted the attention of the international community. Using a pluralist theory of the state, it describes the history and practice of New Zealand government.... more...

  • Township Governance and Institutionalization in Chinaby Shukai Zhao

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 166.00

    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...

  • 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...