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  • The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy in Latin Americaby Françoise Montambeault

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • The Quest for Good Urban Governanceby Leon van den Dool; Frank Hendriks; Alberto Gianoli; Linze Schaap

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 69.99

    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...

  • Dominanzkultur reloadedby Iman Attia; Swantje Köbsell; Nivedita Prasad

    transcript 2015; US$ 25.76

    Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge, die Geschlecht, Sexualität, Behinderung, Religion, Kultur, Ethnizität und Klasse als machtförmige, verwobene und ambivalent aufeinander bezogene Dimensionen diskutieren. Sie analysieren die Wechselwirkungen struktureller Verhältnisse, diskursiver Formationen und subjektiver Ein- und Umarbeitungen in ihrer Komplexität,... more...

  • Health and the Cityby Isla Fay

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    An exploration of the health, sanitation, and cleanliness of one of England's most important medieval and early modern cities. more...

  • Conflict, Improvisation, Governanceby David Laws; John Forester

    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...

  • Institutionenwandel lokaler Politik in Deutschlandby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 69.99

    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...

  • Local Government and Politics in China: Challenges from belowby Yang Zhong

    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...

  • Governing the Metropolitan Region: America's New Frontier: 2014by David Y Miller; Raymond Cox

    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...

  • Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Centuryby Donald Phares

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    While government provides the structure of public leadership, governance is the art of public leadership. This timely book examines current trends in metropolitan governance issues. It analyzes specific cases from thirteen major metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all woven together by an overall framework established in... more...

  • 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...