Conclusions: The Way Forward

  • Fumihiko Saito


Decentralization measures are multi-dimensional processes of transformation, in which various stakeholders engage in the allocations of different kinds of influence and resources. In developing countries decentralization measures have been attempted in several forms to achieve numerous goals ranging from democratization to economic growth. In the African context, decentralization has been considered crucial to seek a closer fit between the state and society so that more legitimate relations can be constructed between the leaders (who have tended to personalize power and wealth) and the majority of populations (who have not significantly benefited from the modernization processes in the post-independence era).


Local Government Local Authority Central Government Information Dissemination Incentive Mechanism 
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© Springer Japan 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumihiko Saito
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  1. 1.Faculty of Intercultural CommunicationRyukoku UniversitySeta, OtsuJapan

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