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Decentralizing governance : emerging concepts and practices

Author: G Shabbir Cheema; Dennis A Rondinelli
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2007.
Series: Innovative governance in the 21st century.
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"Assesses the emerging concepts of decentralization (devolution, empowerment, capacity building, and democratic governance) in different contexts and regions. Details the factors driving the movement, including political changes such as the fall of the Iron Curtain and the ascendance of democracy; economic factors such as globalization and outsourcing; and technological advances"--Provided by publisher.
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Decentralizing governance.
[Cambridge, Mass.] : Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University ; Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007015721
(OCoLC)123390968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Shabbir Cheema; Dennis A Rondinelli
ISBN: 9780815713906 0815713908
OCLC Number: 156858723
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 326 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Contents: From government decentralization to decentralized governance / G. Shabbir Cheema and Dennis A. Rondinelli --
Parallel and partnership approaches to decentralized governance / Dennis A. Rondinelli --
Decentralization and electronic governance / Guido Bertucci --
Local governments that perform well : four explanations / Merilee S. Grindle --
Political decentralization in Africa : experiences of Uganda, Rwanda, and South Africa / John-Mary Kauzya --
Devolution toward democracy : lessons for theory and practice from the Philippines / Ledivina V. Carino --
Decentralization, deconcentration, and poverty reduction in the Asia Pacific / Peter Blunt and Mark Turner --
Fiscal decentralization and intergovernmental fiscal relations : navigating a viable path to reform / Paul Smoke --
Government decentralization and decentralized governance in Latin America : the silent revolution by the local level / Enrique Cabrero --
Devolution with accountability : learning from good practices / G. Shabbir Cheema --
Decentralization and participatory local governance : a decision space analysis and application to Peru / Derick W. Brinkerhoff, Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, and Stephanie McNulty --
Challenges to decentralized governance in weak states / Goran Hyden --
Decentralization and legal empowerment of the poor / Naresh Singh --
Decentralizations to promote effective and efficient pro-poor infrastructure and service delivery in the least developed countries / K.H. Wekwete --
Designing decentralized coastal management programs / Kem Lowry --
Issues and best practices in the decentralization of natural resource control in developing countries / William Ascher.
Series Title: Innovative governance in the 21st century.
Responsibility: G. Shabbir Cheema, Dennis A. Rondinelli, editors.
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The trend toward greater decentralization of governance activities, now accepted as commonplace in the West, has become a worldwide movement. This international development& #151;largely a product of  Read more...

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