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The Resource Decentralization and local governance in developing countries : a comparative perspective, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee

Decentralization and local governance in developing countries : a comparative perspective, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee

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Decentralization and local governance in developing countries : a comparative perspective
Title
Decentralization and local governance in developing countries
Title remainder
a comparative perspective
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Over the past three decades the developing world has seen increasing devolution of political and economic power to local governments. Decentralization is considered an important element of participatory democracy and, along with privatization and deregulation, represents a substantial reduction in the authority of national governments over economic policy. The contributors to Decentralization and Local Governance in Developing Countries examine this institutional transformation from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, offering detailed case studies of decentralization in eight countries: Bolivia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda.Some of these countries witnessed an unprecedented "big bang" shift toward comprehensive political and economic decentralization: Bolivia in 1995 and Indonesia after the fall of Suharto in 1998. Brazil and India decentralized in an uneven and more gradual manner. In some other countries (such as Pakistan), devolution represented an instrument for consolidation of power of a nondemocratic national government. In China, local governments were granted much economic but little political power. South Africa made the transition from the undemocratic decentralization of apartheid to decentralization under a democratic constitution. The studies provide a comparative perspective on the political and economic context within which decentralization took place, and how this shaped its design and possible impact.ContributorsOmar Azfar, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Pranab Bardhan, Shubham Chaudhuri, Ali Cheema, Jean-Paul Faguet, Bert Hofman, Kai Kaiser, Philip E. Keefer, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Justin Yifu Lin, Mingxing Liu, Jeffrey Livingston, Patrick Meagher, Dilip Mookherjee, Ambar Narayan, Adnan Qadir, Ran Tao, Tara Vishwanath, Martin Wittenberg
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digitized
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N$T
Dewey number
320.809172/4
Index
index present
LC call number
JF60
LC item number
.D43 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bardhan, Pranab K
  • Mookherjee, Dilip
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The MIT Press Ser
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  • Decentralization in government
  • Local government
  • Developing countries
  • Comparative government
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Comparative government
  • Decentralization in government
  • Local government
  • Politics and government
  • Developing countries
  • Lokaal bestuur
  • Decentralisatie
  • Openbaar bestuur
  • Dezentralisation
  • Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Schwellenländer
  • Entwicklungsländer
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Decentralization and local governance in developing countries : a comparative perspective, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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Contents
The rise of local governments: an overview / Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee -- Inequality and innovation: decentralization as an opportunity structure in Brazil / Gianpaolo Baiocchi -- Decentralization, democratic transition, and local governance in Indonesia / Bert Hofman and Kai Kaiser -- Decentralizing Bolivia: local government in the jungle / Jean-Paul Faguet -- What difference does a constitutional amendment make? The 1994 Panchayati Raj Act and the attempt to revitalize rural local government in India / Shubham Chaudhuri -- Decentralization in West Bengal: origins, functioning, and impact / Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee -- Decentralization in Uganda / Omar Azfar, Jeffrey Livingston, and Patrick Meagher -- Local government reform in Pakistan: context, content, and causes / Ali Cheema, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Adnan Qadir -- Decentralization in Pakistan: are local governments likely to be more accountable than central government? / Philip E. Keefer, Ambar Narayan, and Tara Vishwanath -- Decentralization and local governance in China's economic transition / Justin Yifu Lin, Ran Tao, and Mingxing Liu -- Decentralization in South Africa / Martin Wittenberg
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827944946
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1 online resource (vi, 363 pages)
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9780262267694
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rdamedia
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  • 2297
  • 9780262267694
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Electronic reproduction.
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(OCoLC)827944946
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Decentralization and local governance in developing countries : a comparative perspective, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of local governments: an overview / Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee -- Inequality and innovation: decentralization as an opportunity structure in Brazil / Gianpaolo Baiocchi -- Decentralization, democratic transition, and local governance in Indonesia / Bert Hofman and Kai Kaiser -- Decentralizing Bolivia: local government in the jungle / Jean-Paul Faguet -- What difference does a constitutional amendment make? The 1994 Panchayati Raj Act and the attempt to revitalize rural local government in India / Shubham Chaudhuri -- Decentralization in West Bengal: origins, functioning, and impact / Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee -- Decentralization in Uganda / Omar Azfar, Jeffrey Livingston, and Patrick Meagher -- Local government reform in Pakistan: context, content, and causes / Ali Cheema, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, and Adnan Qadir -- Decentralization in Pakistan: are local governments likely to be more accountable than central government? / Philip E. Keefer, Ambar Narayan, and Tara Vishwanath -- Decentralization and local governance in China's economic transition / Justin Yifu Lin, Ran Tao, and Mingxing Liu -- Decentralization in South Africa / Martin Wittenberg
Control code
827944946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262267694
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2297
  • 9780262267694
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827944946
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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