Improving Local Government

Outcomes of Comparative Research

  • Michiel S. de Vries
  • P. S. Reddy
  • M. Shamsul Haque

Part of the Governance and Public Management Series book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. P. S. Reddy, M. Shamsul Haque, Michiel S. de Vries
    Pages 1-8
  3. Cristina A. Rodriguez-Acosta, Allan Rosenbaum
    Pages 9-31
  4. M. Shamsul Haque
    Pages 32-44
  5. P. S. Reddy
    Pages 45-71
  6. Geoffrey I. Nwaka
    Pages 72-87
  7. Abie Geldenhuys
    Pages 88-106
  8. Hendri Kroukamp, Liezel Lues
    Pages 107-132
  9. Lyndon du Plessis
    Pages 133-147
  10. Christina Andrews
    Pages 170-192
  11. M. Shamsul Haque, Michiel S. de Vries, P. S. Reddy
    Pages 193-199
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 200-227

About this book


Local governments encounter many problems, and although there is not one panacea that works internationally, this book argues that there are mechanisms to improve local situations. By drawing on case studies from the developing world, the authors review best practices in good governance.


community development governance Government local government management research

Editors and affiliations

  • Michiel S. de Vries
    • 1
  • P. S. Reddy
    • 2
  • M. Shamsul Haque
    • 3
  1. 1.Nijmegen School of ManagementRaboud UniversityNijmegenNetherlands
  2. 2.School of Public AdministrationUniversity of Kwazulu NatalSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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