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  • The Governance of Daily Life in Africaby Giorgio Blundo; Pierre-Yves Le Meur

    BRILL 2008; US$ 96.00

    Explores the notion of governance in a non-normative way. This work describes and analyses the institutional and political processes through which social actors and groups - be they state, private or 'third-sector' - contribute to the provision of public and collective goods or services. more...

  • 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...

  • De machinerie van de stadby Stefan Couperus

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 50.50

    Industrialisering en verstedelijking maakten de steden in Nederland en elders in Europa vanaf het einde van de negentiende eeuw tot de machinekamer waar nieuwe sociale, economische en ruimtelijke verhoudingen vorm kregen. Wonen, werken, handeldrijven, verplaatsen en recreëren in de stad werden mogelijk gemaakt door de stedelijke overheid. Daarmee werd... 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...

  • Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.by Henning Biermann

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 99.31

    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...

  • Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideasby Mike McRae

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    How do you define science? And whose theories are the right ones? Take a humorous and intriguing journey through the unchartered territory of scientific squabbles with scientist Mike McRae, Australia's next-gen Dr Karl, as he reveals arguments and accusations about who is right and who is wrong in the world of science. Over time, science has come... 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...

  • Challenges in City Managementby Becky J. Starnes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    City management in developing countries is a quickly growing area in current public administration literature. However, little research material can be found regarding the management of cities. Demonstrating the issues in this field, Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach brings the sometimes dry theories and concepts of urban planning... more...