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Regional Politics

Regional Politics Author H. V. Savitch
ISBN-10 9781452248325
Release 1996-07-29
Pages 328
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This collection presents a comparative study on the emerging regional nature of local and urban politics in the United States. Recent studies have tended to focus on the politics and power of inner cities or on suburban areas which have gained incredible strength in the past decade. Regional Politics, however, explores how politics works in the extended metropolis which both includes and surrounds the urban core and whose economy, society and politics are integrally joined. Through detailed case studies of 10 cities in the US, the book: looks at the development of regional patterns; analyzes the impact regionalism has on urban politics; and outlines an overall approach.



Governing Metropolitan Areas

Governing Metropolitan Areas Author David K. Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781136330049
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 416
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Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet there remains scant attention in textbooks to the issues that arise in trying to address metropolitan governance. Governing Metropolitan Areas describes and analyzes structure to understand the how and why of regionalism in our global age. The book covers governmental institutions and their evolution to governance, but with a continual focus on institutions. David Hamilton provides the necessary comprehensive, in-depth description and analysis of how metropolitan areas and governments within metropolitan areas developed, efforts to restructure and combine local governments, and governance within the polycentric urban region. This second edition is a major revision to update the scholarship and current thinking on regional governance. While the text still provides background on the historical development and growth of urban areas and governments' efforts to accommodate the growth of metropolitan areas, this edition also focuses on current efforts to provide governance through cooperative and collaborative solutions. There is also now extended treatment of how regional governance outside the United States has evolved and how other countries are approaching regional governance.



Urban Politics

Urban Politics Author Bernard H. Ross
ISBN-10 9781317452751
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 356
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This popular text mixes the best classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments in urban and metropolitan affairs. Its very balanced and realistic approach helps students to understand the nature of urban politics and the difficulty of finding effective solutions in a suburban and global age. The eighth edition provides a comprehensive review and analysis of urban policy under the Obama administration and brand new coverage of sustainable urban development. A new chapter on globalization and its impact on cities brings the history of urban development up to date, and a focus on the politics of local economic development underscores how questions of economic development have come to dominate the local arena. The eighth edition is significantly shorter than previous editions, and the entire text has been thoroughly rewritten to engage students. Boxed case studies of prominent recent and current urban development efforts provide material for class discussion, and concluding material demonstrates the tradeoff between more ideal and more pragmatic urban politics.



Planning Canadian Regions

Planning Canadian Regions Author Gerald Hodge
ISBN-10 9780774845274
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 486
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Planning Canadian Regions is the first book to consolidate the history, evolution, current practice, and future prospects for regional planning in Canada. As planners grapple with challenges wrought by globalization, the evolution of massive new city-regions, and the pressures of sustainable and community development, a deeper understanding of Canada's approaches is invaluable. Hodge and Robinson identify the conceptual and historical foundations of regional planning and propose a new planning paradigm that emphasizes regional governance and greater inclusiveness and integration of physical planning with planning for economic sustainability and natural ecosystems.



The Future of Local Government Administration

The Future of Local Government Administration Author H. George Frederickson
ISBN-10 0873261305
Release 2002
Pages 263
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A group of noted scholars of U.S. local government and a group of leading local government administrators convened at the Hansell Symposium sponsored by the University of Kansas and ICMA to honor ICMA executive director William H. Hansell on the eve of his retirement. The papers presented there, together with thoughtful responses by practicing managers, are brought together in a volume that represents the state of the art of academic research into local government and the management profession.Coverage includes the democratic and political context of local government administration; the changing forms of American cities; the settings, roles and responsibilities of local government leaders in cities and counties; and prospects for the future of local government management. This book is an ideal textbook and a valuable addition to the library of every professional city or county manager.



Spheres of governance

Spheres of governance Author Harvey Lazar
ISBN-10 1553391292
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 293
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Local governments are becoming increasingly important around the world and functions are being shifted across levels of government. This timely comparative analysis breaks new ground in the study of multilevel governance, intergovernmental relations, and municipal government.Spheres of Governancesystematically compares the challenges faced by municipalities in Australia, France, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States, with emphasis on the relationship between the municipal and federal levels. Each chapter analyzes a municipality in relation to its responsibilities, functions, and organization; constitutional and fiscal position; relations with the central government; provincial and state governments mediation of these relationships; and public policy development, especially with regard to emergency planning and immigration and settlement. The chapters also highlight the tensions and pressures for change in the systems.



Transportation Issues in Large U S Cities

Transportation Issues in Large U S  Cities Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043406878
Release 1999
Pages 196
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New Mexico Historical Review

New Mexico Historical Review Author Lansing Bartlett Bloom
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034559807
Release 2007
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Les Villes Mondiales

Les Villes Mondiales Author Caroline Andrew
ISBN-10 2760305082
Release 1999
Pages 454
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Geopolitical fragmentation and patterns of social structure in urbanized areas in the United States

Geopolitical fragmentation and patterns of social structure in urbanized areas in the United States Author Andrea Irmgard Frank
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049503546
Release 2000
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Evaluation Research Methods

Evaluation Research Methods Author Elliot Stern
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018134277
Release 2005-01-21
Pages 1736
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Evaluation is a set of research methods and associated methodologies with a distinctive purpose. They provide a means to judge actions and activities in terms of values, criteria and standards. At the same time evaluation is also a practice that seeks to enhance effectiveness in the public sphere and policy making. In order to improve as well as judge, there is a need to explain what happens and would have to be done differently for different outcomes to be achieved. It is in this explanatory mode that evaluation overlaps most directly with mainstream social science. This collection offers a complete guide to evaluations research methods. It is organized in four volumes. Volume 1 focuses on foundation issues and includes sections on the rationale for evaluation, central methodological debates, the role of theory and applying values, criteria and standards. Volume 2 examines explaining through evaluation and covers sections on experimentation and causal inference, outcomes and inputs, socio-economic indicators, economics and cost benefit approaches and realist methods. Volume 3 addresses qualitative methods and includes sections on case studies, responsive, developmental and accompanying evaluation, participation and empowerment, constructivism and postmodernism and multi-criteria and classificatory methods. Volume 4 concentrates on evaluation to improve policy with sections on performance management, systematic reviews, institutionalization and utilization and policy learning and design. The collection offers a unique and unparalleled guide to this rapidly expanding research method. It demonstrates how method and theory are applied in policy and strategy and will be an invaluable addition to any social science library. Elliot Stern is the editor of Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, and works both as an independent consultant. He was previously Principal Advisor for evaluation studies at the Tavistock Institute, London.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014396276
Release 1997
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Encyclopedia of urban studies

Encyclopedia of urban studies Author Ray Hutchison
ISBN-10 PSU:000068307660
Release 2010
Pages 1039
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Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.



The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058373732
Release 1997
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888517
Release 2003
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Leading the localities

Leading the localities Author Colin Copus
ISBN-10 9781847796349
Release 2013-07-19
Pages 256
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This book, now available in paperback, is the result of national research conducted amongst England's directly elected mayors and the councillors that serve alongside them. It is the first such major publication to assess the impact on local politics of this new office and fills a gap in our understanding of how the Local Government Act 2000 has influenced local governance. The book also draws from a range of research that has focused on elected mayors - in England and overseas - to set out how the powers, roles and responsibilities of mayors and mayoral councils would need to change if English local politics is to fundamentally reconnect with citizens. It not only explores how English elected mayors are currently operating, but how the office could develop and, as such, is a major contribution to the debate about the governance of the English localities.



Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Canadian Journal of Urban Research Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058783021
Release 1996
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