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  • Handbuch Kommunale Sozialpolitikby Heinz-Juergen Dahme; Norbert Wohlfahrt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 41.12

    Die nachhaltigen Dezentralisierungsprozesse in der Sozialpolitik und der Verwaltungsreform verändern die Gestalt kommunaler Sozialpolitik. Die Autorinnen und Autoren analysieren diese Entwicklungen und beschreiben die zentralen Herausforderungen, vor denen die Kommunen angesichts der sozialpolitischen Veränderungen stehen. In diesem Handbuch werden... more...

  • Handbuch der kommunalen Wissenschaft und Praxisby Thomas Mann; Günter Püttner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 123.37

    Der Band „Kommunale Wirtschaft“ behandelt neben dem  europa- und verfassungsrechtlichen Rahmen sowie den allgemeinen Zulässigkeitsvoraussetzungen kommunaler Wirtschaftstätigkeit insbesondere die Rechtsformen und Spezialfragen der Führung kommunaler Unternehmen. Darüber hinaus werden in Einzelbeiträgen die sektoriellen Besonderheiten diverser kommunalwirtschaftlicher... more...

  • De machinerie van de stadby Stefan Couperus

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 50.50

    Industrialisering en verstedelijking maakten de steden in Nederland en elders in Europa vanaf het einde van de negentiende eeuw tot de machinekamer waar nieuwe sociale, economische en ruimtelijke verhoudingen vorm kregen. Wonen, werken, handeldrijven, verplaatsen en recreëren in de stad werden mogelijk gemaakt door de stedelijke overheid. Daarmee werd... more...

  • Does Local Government Matter?by Elaine B. Sharp

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00 US$ 57.80

    Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or achieve any of the other goals that government programs are ostensibly created to do. Whether or not such programs also have consequences with respect... more...

  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomyby Jürgen Backhaus

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 122.34

    This book examines a host of issues surrounding local government and autonomy. Outlining the last 200 years of city government development provides important insights that could benefit contemporary federations that suffer from a ‘democratic deficit’. more...

  • Government of Paperby Matthew S. Hull

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and disorder are produced through the ceaseless inscription and circulation of millions of paper artifacts among bureaucrats, politicians, property owners,... more...

  • Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in Indiaby Rani D. Mullen

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Over the past three decades, decentralization has been seen as the means for allowing local governments to become more accountable, and for encouraging the deepening of democracy and the building of village communities. By drawing on original village-level case studies of six villages in three different Indian states, this book presents a systematic... more...

  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Regional Governing Systemsby David K. Hamilton

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 134.58

    This book analyzes the different approaches to regional governance utilized by Canada and the United States. It identifies four basic approaches to regional governance and features in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of each approach. Includes case studies. more...

  • Citizen Governanceby Richard C. Box

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 73.00

    Drawing on fundamental ideas about the relationship of citizens to the public sphere, Richard C Box presents a model of `citizen governance'. Recognizing the challenges in the community governance setting, he advocates rethinking the structure of local government and the roles of citizens, elected officials and public professionals in the twenty-first... more...