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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Government and Misgovernment of Londonby William A. Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)by John Friend; Neil Jessop

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their capacity to choose discriminatingly, when the sheer complexity... 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...

  • 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$ 49.95

    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. 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...