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  • Collaborative Public Managementby Robert Agranoff

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 30.95

    Local governments do not stand alone—they find themselves in new relationships not only with state and federal government, but often with a widening spectrum of other public and private organizations as well. The result of this re-forming of local governments calls for new collaborations and managerial responses that occur in addition to governmental... more...

  • Europafähigkeit der Kommunenby Ulrich Alemann; Claudia Münch

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 35.96

    Vorwort des Ministers für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten des Landes Nordrhein- Westfalen Michael Breuer Die Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Euro- fähigkeit der Kommunen zu stärken. Nun erntet man aber, wenn man im - spräch mit Bürgerinnen und Bürgern den Begriff „Europafähigkeit“ verwendet, nicht selten fragende... more...

  • A House for All Peoplesby John M. Allswang

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book assesses the role of urban ethnic groups, particularly in terms of the rise of the Democratic Party to national predominance between 1928 and 1932. It builds quantitative and qualitative models for the study of ethnic groups in terms of political behavior. Focusing clearly upon political change and the role of ethnicity, the work advances... more...

  • The Gillard Governmentsby Chris Aulich

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 16.65

    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...

  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomyby Jürgen Backhaus

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 122.30

    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...

  • Bootstrapping Democracyby Gianpaolo Baiocchi; Patrick Heller; Marcelo Silva

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    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 and empowering civil society. more...

  • The Seamless Cityby Rick Baker; Jeb Bush

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 27.99

    HOW DO WE KEEP AMERICA GREAT? Rick Baker, former mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, provides a compelling—and challenging—answer: by making American cities great. And great cities are built first of all through strong leadership. During his two terms in office, Rick Baker worked toward a clear, uncompromising goal: to make St. Petersburg the... more...

  • Territorial Choiceby Professor Harald Baldersheim; Professor Lawrence E. Rose

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This book presents the experiences of eleven European countries in the field of territorial reforms. Based on case-studies that outline the basic features of the politics of territorial choice in the respective countries, the focus is on national policies, politics, and cleavages; the strategies employed and the outcomes of the reforms. more...

  • Reform der Kommunalverwaltung in England und Deutschlandby Kai Barkowsky

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 41.11

    Bemühungen zur Reform der öffentlichen Verwaltung wurden seit den 1980er Jahren maßgeblich durch das Leitbild des New Public Management geprägt. Die damit verbundene hohe verwaltungsreformerische Aktivität führte jedoch nur bedingt zu den angestrebten Ergebnissen: Einigen positiven Effekten wie z. B. einer verstärkten Leistungs- sowie Kunden- und Bürgerorientierung... more...

  • The Political Executiveby Richard Batley; Adrian Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...