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Foundations for Local Governance : Decentralization in Comparative Perspective - Fumihiko Saito

Foundations for Local Governance

Decentralization in Comparative Perspective

By: Fumihiko Saito (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th January 2008
ISBN: 9783790820058
Number Of Pages: 301

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Successful reforms need coherent approaches in which a range of stakeholders are willing to share responsibilities and resources in order to achieve the ultimate outcome of poverty reduction in developing countries. This book provides a framework to access intended outcomes generated by decentralization measures implemented in Asian and African countries. It is based on comparative analyses of different experiences of decentralization measures in six developing countries.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. v
Decentralization and Local Governance: Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Indonesia towards Decentralization and Democracyp. 25
Entangled Democracy, Decentralization and Lifeworld in Flores under Global Trendsp. 47
Redesigning Local Governance in India: Lessons from the Kerala Experimentp. 75
Contrasting Experiences of Decentralization in Two States in Indiap. 93
Challenges of Moving into a Devolved Polity in Sri Lankap. 113
Politics and Local Government in Ugandap. 137
Possibility of Creating a Deliberative Solution in Ugandap. 165
Democratic Decentralization in Post-Apartheid South Africap. 185
The Challenges of Deepening Democracy in Post-Apartheid South Africap. 213
The Balance Sheet of Decentralization in Ghanap. 233
Potential and Limitation of Local Radio in Information Accessibility in Ghanap. 259
Conclusionsp. 277
Contributorsp. 287
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9783790820058
ISBN-10: 3790820059
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 4th January 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.72  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48