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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 44 new and published books in the subject of Local Government — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Strategic Management in Public Organizations

    European Practices and Perspectives

    Edited by Paul Joyce, Anne Drumaux

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

    Strategic Management in Public Organizations: European Practices and Perspectives offers the first wide-ranging survey and assessment of strategic management practices at various levels of government and public service in European countries. It shows that strategic management is much more than a...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Second Tier of Local Government in Europe

    Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in Comparison

    Edited by Hubert Heinelt, Xavier Bertrana

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    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...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)

    An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

    By John Friend, Neil Jessop

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Governing Metropolitan Areas

    Growth and Change in a Networked Age, 2nd Edition

    By David K. Hamilton

    Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Governance and Public Management

    Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times

    Edited by Charles Conteh, Thomas J. Greitens, David K. Jesuit, Ian Roberge

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

    The key difference between success and failure for most governance systems is adaptation, specifically the ability to resolve the existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges that constrain adaptation. Local, regional and national systems differ in how they are designed to...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Local Environmental Politics in China

    Challenges and Innovations

    Edited by Genia Kostka, Arthur P.J. Mol

    Knowledge and insight in national environmental governance in China is widespread. However, increasingly it has been acknowledged that the major problems in guiding the Chinese economy and society towards sustainability are to be found at the local level. This book illuminates the fast-changing...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Local Disaster Resilience

    Administrative and Political Perspectives

    By Ashley D. Ross

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Grassroots Elections in China

    Edited by Kevin J. O'Brien, Suisheng Zhao

    Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China’s most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been conducted poorly? How have procedures changed over the years and have elections truly...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge