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Decentralizing the State : elections, parties, and local power in the Andes

Author: Kathleen O'Neill
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Decentralization is one of the most dramatic political and economic trends in the last few decades. This book, first published in 2005, seeks to address its causes, exploring decentralizing reforms  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Estudio de casos
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen O'Neill
ISBN: 0521609704 9780521609708
OCLC Number: 318396302
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: ix, 275 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Electoral Theory and Comparative Evidence: 1. Introduction; 2. A political theory of decentralization; 3. Decentralization in comparative perspective; Part II. In-Depth Country Studies: 4. The Colombian experience; 5. The Bolivian experience; 6. Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela; Part III. Comparisons, Conclusions, and Extensions: 7. Comparisons, conclusions, and extensions; 8. Afterword.
Responsibility: Kathleen O'Neill.
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