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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 13 new and published books in the subject of Urban Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Governing Metropolitan Areas

    Growth and Change in a Networked Age, 2nd Edition

    By David K. Hamilton

    Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)

    An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

    By John Friend, Neil Jessop

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Securitization of Property Squatting in Europe

    By Mary Manjikian

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Housing is no longer about having a place to live – but about state pressures to conform, norms and policies regarding citizenship, and practices of surveillance and security. Breaking new ground in the field of urban politics and international relations, Securitization of Property Squatting in...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

    Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

    By Sofie Bouteligier

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics

    The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

    By Donald L. Rosdil

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Industrial Solutions for a Sustainable Future

    By Stephen Browne

    Series: Global Institutions

    The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is close to many of the core issues now confronting developing and transition economy countries, and this book offers the first concise and accessible guide to this important organization. As the only UN organization to...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Fear and Crime in Latin America

    Redefining State-Society Relations

    By Lucía Dammert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Comparative Metropolitan Policy

    Governing Beyond Local Boundaries in the Imagined Metropolis

    By Jen Nelles

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    How are metropolitan regions governed? What makes some regions more effective than others in managing policies that cross local jurisdictional boundaries? Political coordination among municipal governments is necessary to attract investment, rapid and efficient public transit systems, and to...

    Published February 8th 2012 by Routledge