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Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?: A Debate on Secession within the European Union

by Xavier Cuadras Morató

Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián| Castro-Rea

Since the end of the Second World War the map of the Americas has changed dramatically. Not only were many former European colonies turned into sovereign states, there was also an ongoing process of region-making...


Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing Our World

by Nick Licata

Recent waves of social activism like the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter show that you can fight city hall--or any other powerful entity for that matter. Now comes the playbook for citizen activists wanting...


Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro: Effects of Statehood and Identity Challenges

by Jelena Džanki?

What happens to the citizen when states and nations come into being? How do the different ways in which states and nations exist define relations between individuals, groups, and the government? Are all citizens...


City Politics, Pearson eText

by Dennis R Judd & Todd Swanstrom

This text provides a foundation for understanding the politics of America's cities and urban regions.

Praised for the clarity of its writing, careful research, and distinctive theme - that urban politics in...


Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country

by Richard Gillespie & Caroline Gray

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country offers an exploration of the dynamics behind contemporary shifts in the orientation of nationalist parties and movements...


E-Government and Websites: A Public Solutions Handbook

by Aroon Manoharan

This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service...


Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

by Jessica C. Teets & William Hurst

Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified...


Progressive Cities: The Commission Government Movement in America, 1901-1920

by Bradley Robert Rice

Although the commission government movement is often treated by historians as an element of the reform surge of the Progressive Era, this is the first full-scale study of the origins, spread, and decline of...


Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

by Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka & Hidehiro Yamamoto

Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan's are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study...


The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

by Donald P. Haider-Markel

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and...


Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World

by George Haddow & Kim S Haddow

Communications are key to the success of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Accurate information disseminated to the general public, to elected officials and community leaders, as well...


Boss Rule in South Texas: The Progressive Era

by Evan Anders

Four men played leading roles in the political drama that unfolded in South Texas during the first decades of this century: James B. Wells, who ruled as boss of Cameron County and served as leading conservative...


Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%

by Kari Lydersen

Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent.


Village Democracy

by John Papworth

The author passionately sets out his argument for radical decentralisation of power as the only answer to the current crises in politics, trade, ecology, and international affairs.


Local Government in Connecticut, Third Edition

by Frank B. Connolly, Roger L. Kemp & Philip K. Schenck

Indispensable guide to the ins and outs of Connecticut local government


European Neighbourhood through Civil Society Networks?: Policies, Practices and Perceptions

by James Wesley Scott & Ilkka Liikanen

This book pursues a dual objective: on the one hand, it focuses on the actual and potential roles of civil society in developing new forms of political, economic, and socio-cultural cooperation between the European...


Local Government in Central and Eastern Europe: The Rebirth of Local Democracy

by Andrew Coulson & Adrian Campbell

Advocates of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe before 1989 placed great emphasis on community self-government as the basis of civil society and democracy. After the 'Velvet Revolutions' of 1989 and...


Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

This book tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. In this memoir, he offers an insider’s perspective on the decade of turmoil of...


Race Rules: Electoral Politics in New Orleans, 1965-2006

by Baodong Liu & James M. Vanderleeuw

Race Rules examines electoral politics over forty years, up to the present day. Liu and Vanderleeuw show that an understanding of New Orleans politics must start with the city's racial composition and must be...