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- Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 72.95
A text which focuses on the relationship of local politicians and professional planners in the planning process, adopting a conceptual framework within which a series of case studies is analysed. It shows that where power is limited or diffuse, or liable to change, policy making can be uncertain or inconsistent. The book covers a wide range of planning... more...
- CRC Press 2016; US$ 83.95
Market disruptions, climate change, and health pandemics lead the growing list of challenges faced by today?s leaders. These issues, along with countless others that do not make the daily news, require novel thinking and collaborative action to find workable solutions. However, many administrators stumble into collaboration without a strategic orientation.... 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...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 42.45
This book demonstrates both successes and failures in attempts to get closer to the ideal of good urban governance in cities in North-America, Europe, and Asia. It presents a value menu and deliberately does not come up with ?one best way? for improving urban governance. Good urban governance is presented as a balancing act, an interplay between government,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of f irst hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of Amsterdam and its region. The book examines street... 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
After over a decade of administrative and economic reform in mainland China, the center has become increasingly remote and less important for many localities. In many ways, the mobilization capacity of the central government has been weakened. Central government policies are often ignored and local officials are often more interested in personal projects... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95
This text is aimed at the basic local government management course (upper division or graduate) that addresses the structural, political and management issues associated with regional and metropolitan government. It also can complement more specialized courses such as urban planning, urban government, state and local politics, and intergovernmental... more...