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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan?s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or another, making them Japan?s most numerous civil society... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 101.08
This book reveals the dynamics of contemporary Chinese village politics. By combining abundant empirical data with close observation as an insider, the author illustrates the processes and consequences of transplanting democracy into rural Chinese society. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 25.90
âDecentralization 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...
- 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...