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  • 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...

  • Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europeby Carlos Nunes Silva; Ján Bucek

    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...

  • Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japanby Robert J. Pekkanen; Yutaka Tsujinaka; Hidehiro Yamamoto

    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...

  • State and Society in Modern Rangoonby Donald M. Seekins

    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...

  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    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...

  • Öffentliche und Soziale Steuerung - Public Management und Sozialmanagement im Diskursby Andrea Tabatt-Hirschfeldt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 42.43

    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...

  • Undermining Local Democracyby Lalita Chandrashekhar

    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...

  • Rethinking the South African Crisisby Gillian Hart

    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...

  • Reform der Kommunalverwaltung in England und Deutschlandby Kai Barkowsky

    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...

  • The Gillard Governmentsby Chris Aulich

    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...