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  • The Gillard Governmentsby Chris Aulich

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 16.65

    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$ 120.00

    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...

  • Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japanby Robert J. Pekkanen; Yutaka Tsujinaka; Hidehiro Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Öffentliche und Soziale Steuerung - Public Management und Sozialmanagement im Diskursby Andrea Tabatt-Hirschfeldt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 35.96

    Die Grenzen zwischen 1., 2. und 3. Sektor verschwimmen zunehmend, der intermediäre Bereich weitet sich immer mehr aus. In einer gemeinsam verantworteten und ausgeführten Wohlfahrtsproduktion (Wohlfahrtsarrangements) stellt sich die Frage, wie Wohlfahrt künftig gemeinschaftlich gestaltet und verantwortet werden kann. Die Autoren des Sammelbandes... more...

  • Gemeindeordnung für den Freistaat Bayernby Jürgen Busse; Jürgen Busse

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 14.30

    Die "Textausgabe für Praktiker" enthält eine umfassende Einführung sowie die Texte der Gemeindeordnung, des Gesetzes über die kommunale Zusammenarbeit, der Verwaltungsgemeinschaftsordnung für den Freistaat Bayern, der Verordnung über die Aufgaben der Mitgliedsgemeinden von Verwaltungsgemeinschaften sowie der Kommunalhaushaltsverordnungen.... more...

  • Tamed Village ?Democracy?by Guohui Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Reshaping City Governanceby Nirmala Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    India?s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be constrained by gathering urban crisis. This book addresses... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...