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Forthcoming Local Government Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Changing Context of Local Democracy

    Role Perception and Behaviour of Municipal Councillors

    Edited by Hubert Heinelt

    This book reflects on the role and task perception as well as the behaviour of councillors in the changing context of local democracy. Political leadership at the local level has attracted growing attention in recent years in parallel with reforms of local government and of the municipal...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Local Governance Innovation in China

    Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

    Edited by Jessica C. Teets, William Hurst

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China’s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy...

    To Be Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States

    By Rebecca Padot

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Public-Private Partnerships: Infrastructure, Transportation and Local Services

    Edited by Germà Bel, Trevor Brown, Rui Cunha Marques

    Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are arrangements between government and private actors with the objective of providing public infrastructure, facilities and services. Three fundamental questions frame the use of PPPs at the local level: What do PPPs look like? What gives rise to the use of PPPs?...

    To Be Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Philippine Politics

    Progress and Problems in a Localist Democracy

    By Lynn T. White III

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless...

    To Be Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America

    The Keys to City Hall

    Edited by Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 5th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Deliberating Environmental Policy in India

    Participation and the Role of Advocacy

    By Sunayana Ganguly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

    As one of the world’s largest and most bio-diverse countries, India’s approach to environmental policy will be very important in tackling global environmental challenges. Since the economic liberalization of the 1990s in India, environmental policy making has seen a slow shift from top-down...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Muslims and Political Participation in Britain

    Edited by Timothy Peace

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    This new volume showcases the latest research into Muslim political participation both in terms of electoral politics and civil society initiatives. Muslims play a prominent role in British political life yet what do we actually know about the involvement of British Muslims beyond the existence of...

    To Be Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Local Government, Sport and Recreation

    Politics, Policy and Practice in an Age of Austerity

    By Neil King

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Local government has a crucial role to play in shaping the outputs and outcomes of the public policy process. In no area of policy is this trurer than in sport, with local authorities central to the delivery of community sport projects and a vital agent in providing opportunities to participate and...

    To Be Published June 14th 2015 by Routledge