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  • Administrative Subdivisions of Countriesby Gwillim Law

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    In marked contrast to the United States, with its territorial stability, some countries, such as Bulgaria and Ethiopia, reorganize their regional subdivisions frequently. This large-format reference work simplifies the comparison of decades' worth of data from such countries: "With this book in hand, one can answer any administrative subdivision... more...

  • The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy in Latin Americaby Françoise Montambeault

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Participatory democracy innovations aimed at bringing citizens back into local governance processes are now at the core of the international democratic development agenda. Municipalities around the world have adopted local participatory mechanisms of various types in the last two decades, including participatory budgeting, the flagship Brazilian program,... more...

  • Local Governmentby Howard Elcock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Since first publication in 1982, Howard Elcock's Local Government has established a reputation as a comprehensive and unbiased account of how British local government really works. This respected textbook has been completely revised and rewritten for its third edition, to take account of changes in local government and in the circumstances in which... more...

  • Local Government in Liberal Democraciesby J. A. Chandler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The quality and nature of local government varies widely between countries. This introductory text looks at the workings of local government in England and Wales, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Canada and the USA. The chapters have a similar format so the student has a framework for systematic comparisons of the different case studies and... more...

  • Beyond Westminster & Whitehallby R. A. Rhodes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    Beyond Westminster and Whitehall provides the first comprehensive account of the range of sub-central government institutions that are responsible for the delivery of services to citizens. These bodies are the warp and weft of the British system of government and yet are all too frequently ignored. For a full understanding of British government, the... more...

  • Models of Local Governanceby William L. Miller; Professor Malcolm Dickson; Gerry Stoker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    From 1979 to 1997 Britain was a laboratory for experiments in local governance as the control and delivery of local services was switched from elected councils to appointed boards (quangos), private companies or self-management. This book is about four models of local governance: the traditional 'localist' model, the New Right's 'individual' model,... more...

  • Results that Matterby Paul D. Epstein; Paul M. Coates; Lyle D. Wray; David Swain

    Wiley 2006; US$ 32.00 US$ 27.73

    Today's communities—whether they are currently strong, or struggling to survive—face difficult challenges if they want to be tomorrow's healthy, vibrant communities. The challenge for leaders and citizens of modern communities is not just to solve specific problems today. Their real challenge is to keep learning from their experience so... more...

  • Transforming Political Leadership in Local Governmentby Dr Rikke Berg; Professor Nirmala Rao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00

    Local governments throughout the west are undergoing a transformation of their leadership styles and structures. Some countries have abandoned traditional systems of collective or committee based decision-making in favour of Cabinet models or, more radically, a directly-elected executive mayor, while others have strengthened existing mayoral systems.... more...

  • Politicising Democracyby John Harriss; Kristian Stokke; Olle Törnquist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 37.00

    There is a major contradiction in contemporary politics: there has been a wave of democratization that has swept across much of the world, while at the same time globalization appears to have reduced the social forces that have built democracy historically. This book, by an international group of authors, analyzes the ways in which local politics in... more...

  • Legitimacy and Urban Governanceby Hubert Heinelt; David Sweeting; Panagiotis Getimis

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    A fresh examination of the relationship between two key issues in the on-going debate on urban governance - leadership and community involvement. It explores the nature of the interaction between community involvement and political leadership in modern local governance by drawing on empirical data gathered from case-studies concerning cities in... more...