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  • Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century Americaby Sean D. Foreman; Marcia L. Godwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the marathon on April 15. Detroit is roiled by being... 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...

  • Board of Adjustmentby Gail V. Easley; David A. Theriaque

    American Planning Association 2014; US$ 26.99

    Compatibility, ethics, hearings, record keeping, variances, and appeals. There are so many things board of adjustment members must consider-and so few sources to guide them. ?The Board of Adjustment ? explains them all. Novice members will gain insight into the board's unique role, while veterans can turn to the tips and strategies that will make their... more...

  • Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing at the Grassrootsby Terry Christensen; Tom Hogen-Esch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Unlike most competing texts that are densely written and heavily theoretical, with little flavor of political life, this book is a readable, jargon-free introduction to real-life local politics for today's students. While it encompasses local government and politics in cities and towns across America, "Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing... more...

  • The Politics of City-County Mergerby W. E. Lyons

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although city-county consolidation has been urged for years as a solution for many urban problems, relatively few communities have come to the point of offering such an option to the voters and in most of the communities that have done so, the voters have rejected the idea. In 1972 the voters of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, approved consolidation... more...

  • Reconsidering Localismby Simin Davoudi; Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from leading academics in Europe and North America to develop... more...

  • Decentralization and Its Discontentsby Max R. Lane

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 25.90

    “Decentralization is a major trend in Indonesia since the first decades of that nation under Sukarno and Suharto. Max Lane is justly treasured for illuminating those first decades, for example, through his translations of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and his excellent book, Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto. Anyone who... 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...

  • Governing the Metropolitan Region: America's New Frontier: 2014by David Y Miller; Raymond Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This text is aimed at the basic local government management course (upper division or graduate) that addresses the structural, political and management issues associated with regional and metropolitan government. It also can complement more specialized courses such as urban planning, urban government, state and local politics, and intergovernmental... more...

  • Institutionenwandel lokaler Politik in Deutschlandby Michael Haus

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 45.74

    Der Band umfasst Studien zur Veränderung der institutionellen Grundlagen lokaler Politik in Deutschland im Kontext neuer Anforderungen an demokratisches Regieren. Dabei geht es neben allgemeinen Überlegungen zu der Frage, inwiefern Institutionen lokaler Politik überhaupt zielgerichtet verändert werden können, um verschiedene Initiativen, die durch... more...