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  • Localizing Governance in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Participatory governance has a long history in India and this book traces historical-intellectual trajectories of participatory governance and how older Western discourses have influenced Indian policymakers. While colonial rulers devolved power to accommodate dissenting voices, for independent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 6th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Cal 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, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 

  • The Risk of Regional Governance

    Cultural Cognition and Interlocal Cooperation

    By Thomas S. Skuzinski

    Many local governments in the United States continue to exist in a state of crisis, attempting to meet steady or growing demands with dwindling own-source and intergovernmental resources. Competition with other local governments for desirable firms and households is the prevailing way to confront…

    Hardback – 2017-01-15 
    Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

  • Innovation in City Governments

    Structures, Networks, and Leadership

    By Jenny Lewis, Lykke Margot Ricard, Erik Hans Klijn, Tamyko Ysa Figueras

    Jenny Lewis is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Melbourne, Australia Lykke Ricard is Assistant Professor at The Department of Society and Globalisation, Democratic Network Governance, Roskilde University, Denmark Erik-Hans Klijn is Professor at the School of Social Sciences,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Online Public Engagement

    A Guide to Selection and Use for Local Governments and Community Organizations

    By Della Rucker

    Online Public Engagement outlines the range of options, opportunities and the potential challenges of using online technologies to enhance and expand public engagement. The book orients urban and community planners, local government officials, economic development and other policy developers, who…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America

    The Keys to City Hall

    Edited by Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin

    Some of the most populated and storied American cities had mayoral elections in 2013. Open contests in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston, for example, offer laboratories to examine electoral trends in urban politics. Cities are facing varied predicaments. Boston was rocked by the bombing of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

  • Global Cities and Climate Change

    The Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance

    By Taedong Lee

    Cities have led the way to combat climate change by planning and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation policies. These local efforts go beyond national boundaries. Cities are forming transnational networks to enhance their understandings and practices for climate policies. In contrast to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 
    Cities and Global Governance

  • The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States

    By Rebecca H. Padot

    Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Comparative Federalism and Intergovernmental Agreements

    Analyzing Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States

    By Jeffrey Parker

    Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • Citizenship Agendas in and beyond the Nation-State

    Edited by Martijn Koster, Rivke Jaffe, Anouk de Koning

    In today’s world, citizenship is increasingly defined in normative terms. Political belonging comes to be equated with specific norms, values and appropriate behaviour, with distinctions made between virtuous, desirable citizens and deviant, undesirable ones. In this book, we analyze the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18

  • Governance in Ethnically Mixed Cities

    Edited by Sherrill Stroschein

    This collection of original essays breaks new ground by examining the dynamics of ethnic politics at the local level, rather than following in the footsteps of many previous studies which focus on the macropolitical level of states and nations. Governance in Ethnically Mixed Cities is based on…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12
    Association for the Study of Nationalities

  • Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989)

    The Changing Face of Urban Britain

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    First published in 1989, this book examines seven different localities, ranging from the outer suburbs of large northern cities to small freestanding town, which were prospering in the 1980s or struggling against the negative employment effects of restructuring. Within the theoretical frame of ‘…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12

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