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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 47 new and published books in the subject of Local Government — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Local Politics in Indonesia

    Pathways to Power

    By Nankyung Choi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Competitive elections have become an institutionalized feature of contemporary Indonesia’s politics. This, together with other considerations, makes it reasonable to call Indonesia the world’s third largest democracy. Nonetheless, democratic elections in Indonesia are both more complex and...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev

    Edited by Cameron Ross

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    Many authors have alluded to the unique nature of Russia’s dual transition and its difficult task of simultaneously reforming its economy and polity. But there is in fact a third transition still far from completed that is of no less importance, the need to reconfigure central-regional relations...

    Published August 31st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Why Regions Matter: Small Worlds in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Ailsa Henderson

    Bringing together experts on regionalism and federalism this collection explores the impact of legislative regions on parties and voters. It reflects on the 1980 publication of Small Worlds by David Elkins and Richard Simeon, which outlined how and why voters and policies differ across Canadian...

    Published June 1st 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Decline of Regionalism in Putin's Russia

    Boundary Issues

    By J. Paul Goode

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book reassesses Putin's attempt to reverse the decentralization of power that characterised centre-regional relations in the 1990s, focusing on regional responses to Putin's federal reforms. It explains the decline of regionalism after 2000 in terms of the dynamics of regional boundaries,...

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge