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  1. Half a Century of Municipal Decline

    1935-1985

    Edited by Martin Louglin, M. David Gelfand, Ken Young

    Local government passed unscathed through the political and economic upheavals which followed the Great Depression. Contemporary commentators had every reason to look forward to continued growth and expansion in the role of local government, which was seen as the main vehicle for the social...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Elites and Governance in China

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang, Chien-wen Kou

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes...

    Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Urban Politics

    A Sociological Interpretation

    By Peter Saunders

    In this book, the author provides a critical examination and evaluation of a number of the central political questions currently being posed in urban studies. The book is divided into two interrelated sections. Part One critically discussed the theoretical problems raised by recent work in...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Civil Society and Participatory Governance

    Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil

    By Maureen M. Donaghy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Ethnic Nationalism

    Afrikaner Unity, the National Party and the Radical Right in Stellenbosch, 1934–1948

    By Joanne L. Duffy

    Series: African Studies

    The Politics of Ethnic Nationalism is the first significant local study of National Party and Afrikaner politics. By focusing on Stellenbosch as a university and a town, the book extends our understanding of the complex interaction between the GNP/HNP and various organizations of the radical right...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Public Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries

    Decentralisation and Local Governance

    Edited by Christopher J. Rees, Farhad Hossain

    Over recent decades, decentralization has emerged as a key Public Sector Reform strategy in a wide variety of international contexts. Yet, despite its emergence as a ubiquitous activity that cuts across disciplinary lines in international development, decentralization is understood and applied in...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Rural Tax Reform in China

    Policy Processes and Institutional Change

    By Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book examines questions of change and inertia in the context of the longstanding grievances over excessive taxation in rural China. How can some changes be sustained, whilst others cannot? How can a longstanding administrative practice be changed or even terminated, especially when previous...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Managing Local Governments

    Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value

    By Emanuele Padovani, David W. Young

    Series: Routledge Masters in Public Management

    Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Decentralization, Local Governance, and Social Wellbeing in India

    Do Local Governments Matter?

    By Rani D. Mullen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    Over the past three decades, decentralization has been seen as the means for allowing local governments to become more accountable, and for encouraging the deepening of democracy and the building of village communities. By drawing on original village-level case studies of six villages in three...

    Published October 19th 2011 by Routledge