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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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Governing Health in Contemporary China

    By Yanzhong Huang

    Series: China Policy Series

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Creative Industries and Urban Development

    Creative Cities in the 21st Century

    Edited by Terry Flew

    The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world’s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Shaping Places

    Urban Planning, Design and Development

    By David Adams, Steve Tiesdell

    Shaping Places explains how towns and cities can turn real estate development to their advantage to create the kind of places where people want to live, work, relax and invest. It contends that the production of quality places which enhance economic prosperity, social cohesion and environmental...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

    Edited by Robert S Ogilvie

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Retailing (RLE Retailing and Distribution)

    Shopping, Society, Space

    By Larry O'Brien, Frank Harris

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

    This textbook provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and fully integrated treatment of retailing as a) and industry, b) a force shaping social attitudes and contemporary culture, and c) a force for change in modern townscapes. Unlike other texts which focus on specific topics, this book provides a...

    Published August 8th 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. Crime and the Life Course

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Benson

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Cities, Regions and Flows

    Edited by Peter V. Hall, Markus Hesse

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Urban regions have come under increasing pressure to adapt to the imperatives of mobility, including greater freedom of travel, rising trade volumes and global economic networks. Whereas urbanization was once characterized by the concentration of services and facilities, urban areas now have to...

    Published July 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Emergency Management

    The American Experience 1900-2010, Second Edition

    Edited by Claire B. Rubin

    Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900–2010 provides the background needed to understand the key political and policy underpinnings of emergency management, exploring how major "focusing events" have shaped the...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by CRC Press