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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00
In marked contrast to the United States, with its territorial stability, some countries, such as Bulgaria and Ethiopia, reorganize their regional subdivisions frequently. This large-format reference work simplifies the comparison of decades' worth of data from such countries: "With this book in hand, one can answer any administrative subdivision... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 99.95
This is the first English translation of one of Korea?s most celebrated historical works, a pre-modern classic so well known to Koreans that it has inspired contemporary literature and television. Written in 1821 by Chong Yagyong (Tasan), Admonitions on Governing the People (Mongmin simso) is a detailed manual for district magistrates on how to govern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This book begins with an introductory outline of the structure of the city politics of the United States. There is a study of the city in the federal system, including the politics of feudal aid. This is followed by four case studies: the political roles of mayor, manager, boss and adminstrator-entrepreneur in the city. Madgwick concludes with some... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
This collection uses the transnational activities of municipal urban governments to historicize the origins and development of the global city, focusing on how urban problems were addressed with concepts that emerged from the "world in between" nations and cities. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 27.37
Petra Kaps untersucht Strategien, Strukturen und Ergebnisse kommunaler Beschäftigungspolitik. Die Autorin arbeitet vorhandenes Wissen über deren Möglichkeiten und Grenzen systematisch auf und analysiert die kommunalpolitischen Entscheidungsprozesse sowie die Wirkungen von Beschäftigungsförderung am Beispiel der Stadt Halle (Saale). Aus den Ergebnissen... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 64.87
Once acting as local representatives of the national government and content to let their larger counterparts do the "heavy lifting", state and provincial governments are increasingly expected to be stewards of their economies and deliver sustained growth rates for their citizens. Spurred on by increasing competition, not least from neighbouring... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 15.51
Die Reformen seit den neunziger Jahren setzen vor allem auf mehr Effizienz des Verwaltungshandelns und hatten den bürgernahen, modernen Dienstleister Stadt im Blick. Kommunale Akteure müssen sich allerdings auch immer an den Zielen "Schule der Demokratie" und "Nachhaltigkeit des Handelns" messen lassen. Durch finanzielle Engpässe und Einbindung in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
Beyond Westminster and Whitehall provides the first comprehensive account of the range of sub-central government institutions that are responsible for the delivery of services to citizens. These bodies are the warp and weft of the British system of government and yet are all too frequently ignored. For a full understanding of British government, the... more...
- 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...
- Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95
Despite increasing interest in how involvement in local government can improve governance and lead to civic renewal, questions remain about participation's real impact. This book investigates participatory budgeting?a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs?to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy... more...