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  • Labor/management Relations Among Government Employees

    By Harry Kershen

    Includes articles which offer a mix of theoretical analysis, case history and empirical research, interspersed with good, practical advice from those who have sat long hours at the bargaining table.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Public Sector Contemporary Issues

  • The University as Urban Anchor

    By David Perry

    The University as Urban Anchor investigates the role of the academy in the city—not just its educational contributions, but also the political, economic, and social development of the urban experience. Urban higher educational institutions provide a surprisingly significant range of contributions…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 

  • Intergovernmental Relations in Transition

    Reflections and Directions

    Edited by Carl W. Stenberg, David K. Hamilton

    The field of intergovernmental relations has changed substantially in the past two decades, and it holds a critical and evolving role in the US federal system as well as in public policy and management. Building upon the legacy of Deil S. Wright’s scholarship, this collection of essays by…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07 

  • Performance Measurement in Local Sustainability Policy

    By Susan M. Opp, Samantha L. Mosier, Jeffery L. Osgood

    Local officials are responsible for a number of important tasks that have a significant impact on the quality of life of most Americans.  Arguably, the policy choices made by local governments in the US more directly impact individual well-being than do the choices made at any other level of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23 
    Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Philippine Politics

    Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy

    By Lynn T. White III

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Economic Development and Governance in Small Town America

    Paths to Growth

    By Daniel E. Bliss

    Who governs? And why? How do they govern? These remain vital questions in the politics of our small cities and towns. In this new book, author Daniel Bliss takes issue with those who believe that small towns and cities are fatally vulnerable to the pressures of a global economy. Based on in-depth…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19 

  • South Sudan

    Post-Independence Dilemmas

    Edited by Amir Idris

    South Sudan: Post-Independence Dilemmas is an interdisciplinary collection of essays which engages with the failure of the newest African State to transition itself successfully to a state and nation after its independence in July 2011. The contributors explore the prospects for new modes of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    African Governance

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-16 

  • 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 ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 

  • Lone Star Tarnished

    A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, Third Edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13 

  • The Eurasian Project in Global Perspective

    Edited by David Lane

    Regional associations have become major players in international politics and economics. The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), composed of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, is considered as a player which will strengthen the international influence and international trade of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07

  • Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe

    What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

    Edited by Xavier Bertrana, Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt

    Debates about multi-level governance have led to a profound restructuring of regional and local government. The second level of local government is under review in most European countries, with the aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities or to develop appropriate…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

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