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  • The Politics of City-County Mergerby W. E. Lyons

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although city-county consolidation has been urged for years as a solution for many urban problems, relatively few communities have come to the point of offering such an option to the voters and in most of the communities that have done so, the voters have rejected the idea. In 1972 the voters of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, approved consolidation... more...

  • The County in Kentucky Historyby Robert M. Ireland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the nineteenth century, Kentucky was one of the nation's leading producers of racehorses, whiskey, tobacco -- and new counties. By 1886 the three original Kentucky counties had been carved into 119 (belated 120th was to be formed in 1912). These small divisions commanded the fierce loyalty of their citizens and for most Kentuckians formed the center... 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...

  • Little Kingdomsby Robert M. Ireland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Kentucky's counties though theoretically provinces of the state were in reality powerful semi-sovereign entities during the latter half of the 19th century. Their positive accomplishments were many. Government funds were wisely invested in internal improvements, road construction, law enforcement, tax collection, and relief of the poor. Keen competition... more...

  • Reconsidering Localismby Simin Davoudi; Ali Madanipour

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    "Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory, nuanced dimensions. Reconsidering Localism brings together new scholarship from leading academics in Europe and North America to develop... more...

  • Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing at the Grassrootsby Terry Christensen; Tom Hogen-Esch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Unlike most competing texts that are densely written and heavily theoretical, with little flavor of political life, this book is a readable, jargon-free introduction to real-life local politics for today's students. While it encompasses local government and politics in cities and towns across America, "Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing... more...

  • Reshaping City Governanceby Nirmala Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    India?s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be constrained by gathering urban crisis. This book addresses... more...

  • Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century Americaby Sean D. Foreman; Marcia L. Godwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the marathon on April 15. Detroit is roiled by being... more...

  • Board of Adjustmentby Gail V. Easley; David A. Theriaque

    American Planning Association 2014; US$ 26.99

    Compatibility, ethics, hearings, record keeping, variances, and appeals. There are so many things board of adjustment members must consider-and so few sources to guide them. ?The Board of Adjustment ? explains them all. Novice members will gain insight into the board's unique role, while veterans can turn to the tips and strategies that will make their... more...

  • Devolution and Localism in Englandby David M. Smith; Enid Wistrich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England. With particular interest in how governments have tried and continue to engage English people in sub-national democratic processes while dealing... more...