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The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government

Edited by: Richard Kerley , Joyce Liddle , Pamela T. Dunning

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138234727
eBook ISBN: 9781315306278
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The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government conducts a rigorous, innovative and distinctive analysis of local government within a comparative, international context.

Examining the subject matter with unrivalled breadth and depth, this handbook shows how different cultures and countries develop different institutions, structures and processes over time, yet that all have some features in common ? the most obvious of which is the recognition that some decisions are better made, some services better delivered, and some engagement with the state better organised if there is structured organisational expression of the importance of the local dimension of all these factors .

Thematically organised, it includes contributions from international experts with reference to the wider context in terms of geographies, local government modes, recent developments and possible further lines of research. It has a wide academic appeal internationally and will steer a course between the two dimensions of mono-jurisdictional studies and ?cataloguing? forms of comparison.

The Routledge Handbook of International Local Government will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on local government.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Local governments Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Local electoral systems Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Local political leadership Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Traditional leaders and local government in Pacific Island countries Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The role of the councillor Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The relationship between politics and administration Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Institutionalized differences in economic development perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The political salience of local government in a small state Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Local government in the Pacific Islands Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Local government in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A turbulent past, a turbulent future? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Constitutional and legislative changes in Caribbean local government Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Local government service roles in the USA Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Public entrepreneurship Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The wide range of local government public services Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Public service delivery in today’s Georgia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The provision of public and personal social services in European countries Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Practices and challenges of citizen participation in local government Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The urban governance of austerity in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Redressing the trust deficit Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Does mode of public outreach matter? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Improving social development in Brazil through an open budget perspective Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Civic engagement in local politics in Central Europe Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Australia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Local government outside local boundaries Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Local government in the European Union’s multilevel polity Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Second thoughts on second-order? Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The architecture of the local political community Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Local government anti-corruption initiatives in post-Soviet Georgia and Ukraine Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Enhancing VFM audit in local government Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Financing and taxing for local government Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Adapting to the fiscal environment Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Financing local government in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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