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  • Neighborhood Politicsby Larry Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 168.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Criticism and Public Rationalityby Harry W. Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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. It identifies two fundamental and related obstacles to this process:... more...

  • 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...

  • Urban Governance zwischen Inklusion und Effektivitätby Gabriele Schmidt

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    In den 1990er Jahren haben zahlreiche europäische Staaten in Reaktion auf sozialräumliche Ausgrenzungsprozesse einen neuen Steuerungsansatz etabliert: Die integrierte Stadtteilentwicklung. Gabriele Schmidt untersucht die Implementation dieses Steuerungsansatzes in England unter New Labour, illustriert an zwei Partnerschaften in Bristol. Sie zeigt auf,... 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 Democracy: Parallel Governance in Contemporary South Indiaby 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...

  • 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...

  • State and Society in Modern Rangoonby Donald M. Seekins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    While most of Asia?s major cities are increasingly homogenized by rapid economic growth and cultural globalization, Rangoon, which is Burma?s former capital and largest city, still bears the imprint of a unique and often turbulent history. It is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a focus of Buddhist pilgrimage and devotion since the early second millennium... more...

  • Gesellschaft und Politik in der amerikanischen Besatzungszoneby Hans Woller

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1986; US$ 35.00

    Geschichte von unten: das konfliktreiche Kapitel deutschen Neuanfangs und deutsch-amerikanischer Beziehungen in der extremen Not der Nachkriegszeit am Beispiel einer mittelfränkischen Region. Die »Geschichtserzählung« macht das allgemeine Geschehen lebendig und bringt wesentliche individuelle und kollektive Erfahrungen der Besatzungszeit ans Licht. more...

  • Local Government in Central and Eastern Europeby Andrew Coulson; Adrian Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Advocates of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe before 1989 placed great emphasis on community self-government as the basis of civil society and democracy. After the ?Velvet Revolutions? of 1989 and the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new states created an elected local government, whereby cities, towns and villages elected their... more...