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The quiet revolution : decentralization and the rise of political participation in Latin American cities

Author: Tim Campbell
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2003.
Series: Pitt Latin American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Quiet Revolution traces the growth and effects of decentralization and democratization in Latin America throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Based on first-hand accounts from mayors, local officials, and neighborhood leaders, Tim Campbell focuses on those cities and towns that made the most of their new intergovernmental arrangements. He further argues that the reforms, which are vital to long-term sustainable
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Campbell, Tim.
Quiet revolution.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606985248
Online version:
Campbell, Tim.
Quiet revolution.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)608610748
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Campbell
ISBN: 0822957965 9780822957966
OCLC Number: 50694858
Description: viii, 208 pages cm.
Contents: The Backdrop of Change and Overview of Reform --
The Backdrop to Revolution and the Seeds of Reform --
National Strategies and Local Response --
Unlikely Pioneers --
National Decentralization Strategies --
Dimensions of Reform --
Political Participation and Local Government: Fiscal Choice and Expressing Voice --
Neighborhood Works, Poverty and the Environment --
Finances: Participation in the New Fiscal Bargain --
Prospects for Sustained Reform --
Creating a New Model of Government: Contests, Competition, and Civil Markets --
Banking on Decentralization in Continents of Cities: Looking Back on Assistance and Looking Forward to Reform.
Series Title: Pitt Latin American series.
Responsibility: Tim Campbell.

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