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- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00
Michael Temple argues that the new local governance system 'created' by Margaret Thatcher's reforms, when combined with New Labour's emphasis on delivering measurable improvements to outputs, has enabled Tony Blair to have unprecedented control over the public policy process. The author concludes that, far from a more pluralist political culture, the... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 84.57
Henry Bäck, Annick Magnier and Hubert Heinelt There are various images of the political leader in Europe?s cities and towns. There is the time-honoured ceremonial mayor watching over the keys of the city. But there also is the political boss ruthlessly governing his/her ?subjects?. We might also offer the streamlined university educated professional... more...
- Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99
Charles Slagle promises in this book to provide a glimple into God's heart, his nature and ways. His literary device is the letter, letters written by God to his beloved children and filled with counsel, encouragement, affection, and sometimes reproof. Our God is a Father whose heart longs for His children to sit and talk with Him in fellowship... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 31.08
Die Reformenleistungen im postkommunistischen Raum weisen ein eklatantes Gefälle auf, das vermehrt auf die Präsenz präsidentieller Regierungssysteme zurückgeführt wird. Diese Behauptung greift jedoch zu kurz, da ihre Fürsprecher Regierungssysteme lediglich dichotom betrachten und Politikpräferenzen politischer Akteure ignorieren. Die Autorin wirft... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 37.31
Local Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Development is another solid step forward in a significant, decentralized research program, Democracy and Local Governance (DLG), which was initiated in the summer of 1991 -- just th after one of the final great political transformations of the 20 Century. Other research reports (B. Jacob, et al. , Democracy... more...
- Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 16.99
True champions are made, not born. God builds champions and He wants to build you into the champion you were meant to be. Success is defined in today s culture mostly by monetary wealth. Leaders are defined by leading. But champions are in a class by themselves. They are not defined by money or followers, but by how they live and influence... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 38.20
Dem Buch liegen die Ergebnisse eines vergleichenden (im Auftrag der Wüstenrot Stiftung am IfS Institut für Stadtforschung und Strukturpolitik GmbH, Berlin, durchgeführten) Forschungsprojekts zu Grunde, in dem die Reformen der kommunalen Politik und Verwaltung in Großbritannien/England, Schweden, Frankreich und Deutschland untersucht wurden. Diese vier... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95
The contemporary cultural phenomenon of self-help is highly visible and yet inadequately understood. This study explores the seeming polarization of self-help the splitting of the individual (the self) and the collective (the help) through detailed ethnographic examination of self-help books and self-help groups. It relates these poles... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This book takes a comparative approach to local government across 14 European countries, looking at processes of decentralisation, regionalisation and reforms of local government. Examining second levels of government, such as UK Counties, French Départements, Italian and Spanish Provinces, and German Landkreise, this book reveals both the specific... more...