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National Attitudes and Local Action: Changing the Center from the Periphery

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter develops a case study of politics in Nagano Prefecture that is informed by secondary literature, news reporting, election outcomes, and a focus group conducted in Matsumoto City. The ... More


The value of volunteering

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter talks about the triggers that generate citizen involvement and community self-help activity. It considers why some people go out of their way to take local action, and tries to determine ... More


Devolution and localism: metropolitan authorities

Paul Dennett and Jacquie Russell

in Local Authorities and the Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356233
eISBN:
9781447356271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356233.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the context for devolution in Greater Manchester, and why it matters in terms of residents' health and wellbeing. The authors set out some of the changes they have seen: the ... More


Positive Youth Development

Tania M. Schusler, Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte, and Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between urban environmental education and positive youth development. It first defines positive youth development and applies it to environmental education ... More


Politics, Schools, and the Poor: A Local View

Manisha Priyam

in Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198098874
eISBN:
9780199085217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses macro-level reforms as they are implemented at local sites—where policy beneficiaries live. Policy implementation is viewed in its ordinary sense, alongside everyday lives of ... More


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