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Foundations for local governance : decentralization in comparative perspectives

Author: Fumihiko Saitō
Publisher: Heidelberg : Physica Springer, ©2008.
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Various forms of decentralization are recently pursued in the world, including developing countries. However, there has not been a coherent framework to access these intended outcomes generated by decentralization measures implemented in Asian and African countries. This book provides such a framework based on comparative analyses of different experiences of decentralization measures in six developing countries,  Read more...
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Foundations for local governance.
Heidelberg : Physica Springer, ©2008
(OCoLC)181328062
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fumihiko Saitō
ISBN: 9783790820065 3790820067 3790820059 9783790820058
OCLC Number: 233974146
Description: 1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Contents: Decentralization and local governance : introduction and overview / Fumihiko Saito --
Indonesia towards decentralization and democracy / Deddy T. Tikson --
Entangled democracy, decentralization and lifeworld in Flores under global trends / Eriko Aoki --
Redesigning local governance in India : lessons from the Kerala experiment / K.N. Harilal --
Contrasting experiences of decentralization in two states in India / Chihiro Saito and Rika Kato --
Challenges of moving into a devolved polity in Sri Lanka / Asoka Gunawardena and Weligamage D. Lakshman --
Politics and local government in Uganda / Frederick Golooba-Mutebi --
Possibility of creating a deliberative solution in Uganda / Fumihiko Saito --
Democratic decentralization in post-apartheid South Africa / Purshottama Reddy and Brij Maharaj --
The challenges of deepening democracy in post-apartheid South Africa / Chris Tapscott --
The balance sheet of decentralization in Ghana / Joseph R.A. Ayee --
Potential and limitation of local radio in information accessibility in Ghana / Kingsley Senyo Agomor and Minoru Obayashi --
Conclusions / Fumihiko Saito.
Responsibility: Fumihiko Saito, editor.

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Successful reforms need coherent approaches in which a range of stakeholders are willing to share responsibilities and resources to achieve the ultimate outcome of poverty reduction in developing  Read more...

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