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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 94.00
This popular text mixes classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments and data in urban and metropolitan affairs. Its balanced and realistic approach helps students understand the nature of urban politics and the difficulty of finding effective "solutions" in a suburban and global age. The ninth edition has been... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 22.29
Der Band umfasst Studien zur Veränderung der institutionellen Grundlagen lokaler Politik in Deutschland im Kontext neuer Anforderungen an demokratisches Regieren. Dabei geht es neben allgemeinen Überlegungen zu der Frage, inwiefern Institutionen lokaler Politik überhaupt zielgerichtet verändert werden können, um verschiedene Initiativen, die durch... more...
- 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...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...