Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions

  • Georgina M. Gómez
  • Peter Knorringa

Part of the EADI Global Development Series book series (EADI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Georgina M. Gómez, Peter Knorringa, Ariane A. Corradi
      Pages 1-16
  3. Local Governance: Public Development Ambitions, Decentralisation and Continued Informality

  4. Where Value Chains and Local Economic Development Meet: Power Asymmetries, Agency, and the Role of Trust

  5. How Actors Co-shape and Adapt to Evolving Institutions to Leverage Their Resources

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book


'Development' is what most people see as progress in the places where they live and in the ways they live. It has to do with public services, the ways to complain when these are not delivered properly, and the spaces to change power structures. It is related to the economy, the opportunities to access a secure job, a sustainable livelihood and increased welfare while caring for the planet and others. It is also linked to the institutions that allow people to live life well, using resources ethically and doing business responsibly in relation to other communities and future generations. This edited collection examines the interconnections between local governance, economic development and institutions, by focusing on what initiatives work and under what conditions they do so. Based on a variety of theories and empirical data, it presents evidence from current experiences around the world, revealed by researchers across different continents and several generations.


Local development governance institutions economic development policy local governments entrepreneurship development value chains decentralisation public services development development aid Economic Development government Institution participation Policy work

Editors and affiliations

  • Georgina M. Gómez
    • 1
  • Peter Knorringa
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-71838-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55759-9
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