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- Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96
Local governments do not stand alonethey find themselves in new relationships not only with state and federal government, but often with a widening spectrum of other public and private organizations as well. The result of this re-forming of local governments calls for new collaborations and managerial responses that occur in addition to governmental... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
This book assesses the role of urban ethnic groups, particularly in terms of the rise of the Democratic Party to national predominance between 1928 and 1932. It builds quantitative and qualitative models for the study of ethnic groups in terms of political behavior. Focusing clearly upon political change and the role of ethnicity, the work advances... more...
- 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...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 139.00
This book examines a host of issues surrounding local government and autonomy. Outlining the last 200 years of city government development provides important insights that could benefit contemporary federations that suffer from a ?democratic deficit?. more...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95
Despite increasing interest in how involvement in local government can improve governance and lead to civic renewal, questions remain about participation's real impact. This book investigates participatory budgeting?a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs?to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 27.99
HOW DO WE KEEP AMERICA GREAT? Rick Baker, former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, provides a compelling?and challenging?answer: by making American cities great. And great cities are built first of all through strong leadership. During his two terms in office, Rick Baker worked toward a clear, uncompromising goal: to make St. Petersburg the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00
This book presents the experiences of eleven European countries in the field of territorial reforms. Based on case-studies that outline the basic features of the politics of territorial choice in the respective countries, the focus is on national policies, politics, and cleavages; the strategies employed and the outcomes of the reforms. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 49.99
Bemühungen zur Reform der öffentlichen Verwaltung wurden seit den 1980er Jahren maßgeblich durch das Leitbild des New Public Management geprägt. Die damit verbundene hohe verwaltungsreformerische Aktivität führte jedoch nur bedingt zu den angestrebten Ergebnissen: Einigen positiven Effekten wie z. B. einer verstärkten Leistungs- sowie Kunden- und Bürgerorientierung... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
This work looks at the impact of decentralization on local governance arrangements. and citizen participation in urban democracy processes in India. To analyse the. various issues, it includes case studies from the major cities throughout the. country. New Forms of Urban Governance in India: Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations. examines how... more...