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Going local : decentralization, democratization, and the promise of good governance

Author: Merilee Serrill Grindle
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the effects of decentralization on thirty Mexican municipalities. It describes how local governments respond when they are assigned new responsibilities and resources under  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merilee Serrill Grindle
ISBN: 9780691129075 069112907X 9780691140988 0691140987
OCLC Number: 173498013
Notes: "Third printing, and first paperback printing, 2009"--Verso of paperback.
Description: xvii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Going local : governance on the line --
Decentralizing Mexico : a cautious journey --
Competitive elections and good governance --
At work in town hall : leadership and performance --
Modernizing town hall --
Civil society : extracting benefits and demanding accountability --
What's new : patterns of municipal innovation --
The promise of good governance.
Responsibility: Merilee Grindle.
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"In analyzing the exciting array of promising reforms as well as the inertia of clientelistic traditions, Grindle weights the introduction of political-party competition, the role of innovative ideas Read more...

 
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