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  1. The Redeployment of State Power in the Southern Mediterranean

    Implications of Neoliberal Reforms for Local Governance

    Edited by Sylvia I. Bergh

    The effects of neoliberal economic reforms in the Southern Mediterranean are now widely regarded as a main underlying cause of the Arab uprisings. An often neglected dimension is that of the reforms’ implications for local governance. The contributions to this edited volume examine how state power...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Political Opposition and Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Elliott Green, Johanna Söderström, Emil Uddhammar

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    This book takes a closer look at the role and meaning of political opposition for the development of democracy across sub-Saharan Africa. Why is room for political opposition in most cases so severely limited? Under what circumstances has the political opposition been able to establish itself in a...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 4th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone 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 even-handed, readable,...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Local Government in Europe

    The ‘Fourth Level’ in the EU Multi-Layered System of Governance

    Edited by Carlo Panara, Michael R. Varney

    Series: Routledge Research in EU Law

    This work considers the role of local government in 13 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The book aims to provide an account of the system of local government in each of the...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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