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Local Governance Reform in Global Perspective

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 9-34
  3. Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 35-75
  4. Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 77-125
  5. Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 127-165
  6. Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 167-195
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-197

About this book

Introduction

"Good local governance" reflects the dual functions of local government.
On the one hand, democratic regimes gain input legitimacy by responsiveness and by being inclusive towards the preferences of their citizens. On the other hand, they achieve output legitimacy by effectively delivering public goods and services. Their governance strategies follow three major paths - "decentralisation,"
"political administrative reforms" and "participatory reforms". But national contexts, actors, political culture and path dependency matter a lot. In this book continent-wide developments are compared by using relevant country studies. This comparative approach focuses on "developing countries" in Asia, Africa and Latin America, comparing and contrasting their experience with that of European countries

Keywords

Citizen Dezentralisierung Entwicklungsländer Governance Kommunalverwaltung Partizipation Political reforms

About the authors

Norbert Kersting currently holds the Willy Brandt chair on transformation and regional integration at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Janice Caulfield was, until recently, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong.
R. Andrew Nickson is Reader in Public Management at the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham.
Dele Olowu was Professor of Public Administration and Local Government at Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria) and until recently at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.
Hellmut Wollmann is Professor Emeritus at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Local Governance Reform in Global Perspective
  • Authors Norbert Kersting
    Janice Caulfield
    R. Andrew Nickson
    Dele Olowu
    Hellmut Wollmann
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-91686-6
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-531-16953-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-531-91686-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 197
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Science
    Comparative Politics
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