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  • Administrative Subdivisions of Countriesby Gwillim Law

    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...

  • Admonitions on Governing the Peopleby Yagyong Chong

    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...

  • American City Politicsby Peter J Madgwick

    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...

  • Another Global Cityby Pierre-Yves Saunier; Shane Ewen

    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...

  • Arbeitsmarktintegration oder Haushaltskonsolidierung?by Petra Kaps

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 29.77

    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...

  • Architects of Growth?by Francis E. Hutchinson

    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...

  • Baustelle Stadtby Hiltrud Nassmacher

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 34.73

    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...

  • Beyond Westminster & Whitehallby R. A. Rhodes

    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...

  • 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...

  • Boston Politicsby Tilo Schabert

    De Gruyter 1989; US$ 154.00

    Boston Politics: The Creativity of Power more...