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Local Government and Strategic Choice: An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public PlanningTaylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
Organisations-PPP (Public Private Partnerships) in Deutschland: Probleme, Potenziale und empirische AnalysenDiplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 23.13
Die Aufgabenerfüllung des Staates ist in den letzten Jahren in Deutschland immer stärker diskutiert worden. Ein Grund dafür ist die voranschreitende Verschuldung in Deutschland, welche zum Teil zu erheblichen Einschnitten führt, sodass die Einbindung privater Akteure stetig an Bedeutung gewinnt. Die privaten Unternehmen sollen in Zusammenarbeit mit... more...
- 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...
- 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...