Local Government Products

  • Politics in Scotland

    Edited by Duncan McTavish

    Politics in Scotland is an authoritative introduction to the contemporary political landscape in Scotland and an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Scottish Politics. Written by leading experts in the field, it is coherently organised to provide a clear and comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge

  • 'Democratic Knowledge' and Knowledge Production

    Preliminary Reflections on Democratisation in North Africa

    Edited by Larbi Sadiki

    Sudden change in North Africa manifested through popular protests followed by the end of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya revitalised the scholarly concern with democracy in the region. Democratisation and democracy received fresh attention in the ‘Arab Spring’. Arab citizens…

    Hardback – 2016-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Assessing the Balance of Power in Central-Local Relations in China

    Edited by John Donaldson

    How do we understand the evolution of central-local relations in China during the reform period? This book addresses this question by focusing on eight separate issues in which the central-local relationship has been especially salient – government finance, investment control, regional development,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Democratic Decentralization in India

    Experiences, issues and challenges

    Edited by E. Venkatesu

    This book explores experiences, issues and challenges which have emerged since Constitutional status was granted to the local bodies at grassroots level in India in the early 1990s. Among other issues, it focuses on: the contrasting political ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and B. R. Ambedkar on…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    Routledge India

  • Government and Policy-Making Reform in China

    The Implications of Governing Capacity

    By Bill K.P. Chou

    China’s rapid economic development has not translated automatically into political development, with many of its institutions still in need of major reform. In the post-Mao era, despite the decentralization of local government with significant administrative and fiscal authority, China’s government…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • The Context of Legislating

    Constraints on the Legislative Process in the United States

    By Shannon Jenkins

    The Context of Legislating provides a much-needed examination of how the rules, resources, and political conditions within and surrounding different institutions raise or lower the costs of legislating. Using data tracking over 1,100 legislators, 230 committees and 12,000 bills introduced in ten…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge

  • Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ‘contested democracy’. In view of recent mobilizations such as…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Democratization Studies

  • Presidents, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Federal Democracies

    Primus Contra Pares in Argentina and Brazil

    By Lucas I. González

    Tensions between central authorities and subnational units over centralization and fiscal autonomy are on top of the political agenda in many developing federal countries. This book examines historical changes in the balance between the resources that presidents and governors control and the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • Remaking Post-Industrial Cities

    Lessons from North America and Europe

    Edited by Donald K. Carter

    Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe examines the transformation of post-industrial cities after the precipitous collapse of big industry in the 1980s on both sides of the Atlantic, presenting a holistic approach to restoring post-industrial cities. Developed…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge

  • Elites and Governance in China

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang, Chien-wen Kou

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Intra-Party Politics and Coalition Governments

    Edited by Daniela Giannetti, Kenneth Benoit

    This book explores how intra-party politics affects government formation and termination in parliamentary systems, where the norm is the formation of coalition governments. The authors look beyond party cohesion and discipline in parliamentary democracies to take a broader view, assuming a…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

  • Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

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