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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This book offers a broad perspective on some of the organizational and financial problems faced by cities and local governments across Europe and analyses the reactions and reforms implemented to address current economic and public finance conditions. The geographical coverage of the case studies, multidisciplinary background of the contributing authors... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00
Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...
- Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 42.83
Die Grenzen zwischen 1., 2. und 3. Sektor verschwimmen zunehmend, der intermediäre Bereich weitet sich immer mehr aus. In einer gemeinsam verantworteten und ausgeführten Wohlfahrtsproduktion (Wohlfahrtsarrangements) stellt sich die Frage, wie Wohlfahrt künftig gemeinschaftlich gestaltet und verantwortet werden kann. Die Autoren des Sammelbandes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00
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...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has become an extreme yet unexceptional embodiment of forces at play in many other regions of the world: intensifying inequality alongside "wageless life," proliferating forms of protest and populist politics that move in different directions, and official efforts at containment ranging from liberal... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 49.99
Bemuhungen zur Reform der offentlichen Verwaltung wurden seit den 1980er Jahren maßgeblich durch das Leitbild des New Public Management gepragt. Die damit verbundene hohe verwaltungsreformerische Aktivitat fuhrte jedoch nur bedingt zu den angestrebten Ergebnissen: Einigen positiven Effekten wie z. B. einer verstarkten Leistungs- sowie Kunden- und Burgerorientierung... more...
- 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...