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  • Kommunalreform in Deutschland und Japanby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99

    Die Reform der Kommunen steht seit Jahrzehnten in Japan und Deutschland auf der politischen Agenda und hat in beiden Ländern zu teilweise weitreichenden Veränderungen im Verhältnis von Staat und Kommunen, bzw. von Kommunen und Bürgern geführt. Chancen eröffnen sich für mehr Bürgernähe durch neue basisdemokratische Elemente in der Kommunalpolitik,... more...

  • Städtische Armutsquartiere - Kriminelle Lebenswelten?by

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 49.99

    Die Konzentration von Kriminalität und Gewalt in sozial benachteiligten Wohnquartieren erfährt in Zeiten wachsender sozialer Spaltungen zunehmende Aufmerksamkeit. Die Annahme, dass Segregationsprozesse und räumliche Armutskonzentrationen in Großstädten Jugendkriminalität verschärfen können, ist weit verbreitet und hat in der Stadt- und Kriminalsoziologie... more...

  • Collaborative Public Managementby Robert Agranoff; Michael McGuire

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Local governments do not stand alone—they 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...

  • Urban Governance in Southern Europeby Dr Abel Albet; Dr João Seixas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    This volume examines the issues of urban governance in the Southern European context. Illustrated by case studies of several main cities and metropoles on the North Mediterranean coast, it introduces and critically analyses the latest theories and approaches to urban governance. It questions how the 'real' or socio-cultural notion of city seems... more...

  • A House for All Peoplesby John M. Allswang

    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...

  • Metropolitan Governanceby Gidi Ben Ami; Björn Egner; Hubert Heinelt; Nicole Krüger; Marta Lackowska; Eran Razin; Karsten Zimmermann; Hubert Heinelt; Eran Razin; Karsten Zimmermann

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 31.46

    Hubert Heinelt ist Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der TU Darmstadt; Karsten Zimmermann ist dort wiss. Mitarbeiter. Eran Razin ist Professor für Geografie an der Hebrew University of Jerusalem.   Reihe Interdisziplinäre Stadtforschung - Band 9 more...

  • Weiterbildung und kommunales Engagementby Andrea Faulseit-Stüber; Johanna Gernentz; Ulrike Kron; Karin Weiss

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2008; US$ 0.00

    Wie muss sich Weiterbildung auf kommunaler Ebene verändern, um auf neue gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen zu reagieren? Dieser Abschlussbericht des Modellprojekts Lernende Einrichtungen der Weiterbildung in Umbruchsituationen (LEWUS) präsentiert Erfahrungen, Ansätze und Tipps für Weiterbildungseinrichtungen. Dabei werden Theorien zum gesellschaftlichen... more...

  • The Gillard Governmentsby Chris Aulich

    Melbourne University Press 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...

  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomyby Jürgen G. Backhaus

    Springer 2012; US$ 119.00

    One of the last Prussian Reforms during the Napoleonic Era was the constitution of local autonomy for the cities. Proof of its lasting importance is that it was the cities that carried out the deficit-based employment policies of the early 1930s also had to carry the burden of a democratic reconstitution of Germany in the postwar period. After the... more...

  • Bootstrapping Democracyby Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Patrick Heller; Marcelo Silva

    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...