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  • Downsizing Issuesby Bonita J. Manson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Gillard Governmentsby Chris Aulich

    Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available

    The years 2010 to 2013 saw a remarkable period in Australian political history: Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister after she successfully staged a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. A few months later she led her party to the 2010 federal election, and subsequently steered through seventeen days of negotiation... more...

  • Undermining Local Democracyby Lalita Chandrashekhar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...

  • Sachsenrecht.by Hiram Kümper

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 141.66

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Sachsenspiegel des Eike von Repgow gehört ohne Frage zu den bedeutendsten Rechtsdenkmälern des deutschen Mittelalters. Diese Bedeutung gewinnt das Werk nicht nur aus sich selbst heraus, sondern vor allem durch seine ganz ungewöhnlich weite, geradezu pan-europäische Verbreitung. Zahlreiche Rechtsbücher nahmen einzelne Rechtssätze... more...

  • Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.by Henning Biermann

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 100.53

    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...

  • 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...

  • Schwarzbuch Tirolby Alexandra Keller

    StudienVerlag 2012; US$ 11.33

    Der Tiroler "Agrar-Krimi" hat viele unheimliche Facetten. Eine davon ist, dass die Grundlage für die flächendeckenden Regulierungen der Gemeindegrundstücke, welche sich als "Enteignungen" entpuppten, wohl unter dem NS-Regime in Osttirol gelegt wurde. Nicht nur das ist ein schwer verdauliches Erbe. Seit das Erkenntnis des Verfassungsgerichtshofes... 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...