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Forthcoming Local Government Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 5th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    The fifth edition of this popular text is now expanded and updated to better fit the needs of a stand-alone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most...

    To Be Published August 7th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe

    What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

    Edited by Xavier Bertrana, Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    Debates about multi-level governance have led to a profound restructuring of regional and local government. The second level of local government is under review in most European countries, with the aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities or to develop appropriate...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Innovation in Public Services

    Theoretical, managerial, and international perspectives

    Edited by Stephen P. Osborne, Louise Brown, Richard M. Walker

    In response to changes in internal needs, external organizational environments, and the expectations of shareholders – most notably, citizens and politicians – innovation is now an important common-place aspect of governance and the running of public service organizations. Given the ongoing...

    To Be Published October 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Presidents, Governors, and the Struggles over the Distribution of Power

    Primus Contra Pares in Argentina and Brazil

    By Lucas I. González

    Series: Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

    Tensions between central authorities and subnational units over centralization and fiscal autonomy are on top of the political agenda in many developing federal countries. This book examines historical changes in the balance between the resources that presidents and governors control and the...

    To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 significant in tackling global environmental challenges. This book explores the transformations that have taken place in the making of environmental policy in India since the economic...

    To Be Published November 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China

    The Local State in Yunnan

    By Sabrina Habich

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Past studies on the Chinese state point towards the inherent adaptability, effectiveness and overall stability of authoritarian rule in China. The key question addressed here is how this adaptive capacity plays out at the local level in China, clarifying the extent to which local state actors are...

    To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe

    Edited by Donald Carter

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities brings together leading urbanists from around the world working on revitalizing post-industrial cities. It showcases 11 transformative case studies from North America and Europe which were developed out of the Remaking Cities Congress, where Prince Charles was the...

    To Be Published January 15th 2016 by Routledge

  9. Government Reform and Governance in China's Local State

    By Qingshan Tan

    Series: China Policy Series

    After three decades of change in China, the central government’s attempts to establish a harmonious society are being challenged by popular protests and social unrest. These challenges have been attributed to improper or ineffective local governance. This book examines government reform and...

    To Be Published March 31st 2016 by Routledge

  10. Political Leadership and Political Change in the Chinese Countryside

    By Shan Wei

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book, based on extensive original research including survey research in the Chinese countryside, examines how market reforms and the changing nature of the Chinese state have made a huge impact on how ordinary Chinese people in rural areas relate to authority. The book explores the nature of...

    To Be Published March 31st 2016 by Routledge