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  • Urban Activism in India

    Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Politics

    By Martin Webb

    This book explores the intersections between good governance initiatives and rights activism, between different normative conceptions of how the citizen-state relationship should be, and the projects and practices which flow from them. In an era in which subscribing to transparency, accountability,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • Changing Landscapes of Urban Citizenship

    Southern Europe in Times of Crisis

    Edited by Alexandra Zavos, Penny Koutrolikou, Dimitra Siatitsa

    Since the 2008 financial crisis, politics of austerity in Europe have engendered far-reaching socioeconomic and political transformations. The recent refugee ‘crisis’ has also deeply affected the sociopolitical terrain. Contrary to past arguments about the reduced significance of the nation state,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Reshaping City Governance

    London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad

    By Nirmala Rao

    India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Economic Development and Governance in Small Town America

    Paths to Growth

    By Daniel 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • The Global City 2.0

    From Strategic Site to Global Actor

    By Kristin Ljungkvist

    Global cities all over the world are taking on new roles as they increasingly participate directly and independently in international affairs and global politics. So far, surprisingly few studies have analyzed the role of the Global City beyond its already well explicated role in the globalized…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Cities and Global Governance

  • Managing the Sustainable City

    By Genie N. L. Stowers

    We hear the term “sustainability” everywhere today. In the context of city management, the term often refers to environmental concerns, both locally and globally. Managing the Sustainable City examines not only how cities can prepare to weather the local effects of climate change, but also how…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge

  • Greening Post-Industrial Cities

    Growth, Equity, and Environmental Governance

    By Corina McKendry

    City greening has been heralded for contributing to environmental governance and critiqued for exacerbating displacement and inequality.  Bringing these two disparate analyses into conversation, this book offers a comparative understanding of how tensions between growth, environmental protection,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27
    Routledge
    Cities and Global Governance

  • The Risk of Regional Governance

    Cultural Theory and Interlocal Cooperation

    By Thomas Skuzinski

    Creating metropolitan regions that are more efficient, equitable, and sustainable depends on the willingness of local officials to work together across municipal boundaries to solve large-scale problems. How do these local officials think? Why do they only sometimes cooperate? What kind of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

  • Decentring Urban Governance

    Narratives, Resistance and Contestation

    Edited by Mark Bevir, Kim McKee, Peter Matthews

    Decentring Urban Governance seeks to rethink governance not as a particular state formation, but as the diverse policies emerging associated with the impact of modernist social science on policy making, considering the diverse meanings that inspire governing practices across time, space, and policy…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Inter-Organizational Collaboration by Design

    By Jennifer Madden

    Although difficult, complicated, and sometimes discouraging, collaboration is recognized as a viable approach for addressing uncertain, complex and wicked problems. Collaborations can attract resources, increase efficiency, and facilitate visions of mutual benefit that can ignite common desires of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

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