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Democracy, decentralization, and decisions in subnational politics

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Sage Publications , Beverly Hills, Calif
Decentralization in government, Subnational govern
StatementDouglas E. Ashford.
SeriesSage professional papers in comparative politics ; ser. no. 01-059
LC ClassificationsJS113 .A83
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Pagination59 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL5210434M
ISBN 100803906374
LC Control Number75038314

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Democracy, decentralization, and decisions in subnational politics. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage. “The Political Determinants of Decentralization in Latin America. Causes and Consequences.” In Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America, ed.

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4 Decentralization and the Revival of Subnational Politics (Pierson ), in this book I advance a sequential theory of decentral-ization. The theory espouses that, after the demise of the developmental state, the effects of decentralization on the intergovernmental balance of power among national executives, governors, and mayors is depen.

Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America | Tulia G. Falleti | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. The relationship of decentralization and intergovernmental relations to policy making is the focus of this chapter.

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Federalist systems are considered centralized when the national government has greater weight in the formation and implementation of public policy and in decisions concerning resource allocation than subnational governments. Political decentralization includes the direct election of subnational executives and legislatures.

For instance, Brazilian states have high level of political authority in part because governors are directly elected. Fiscal decentralization gives subnational units greater authority over taxation, borrowing, and spending decision.

The Politics of Subnational Decentralization in France, Brazil, and Italy Abstract Decentralized political institutions increasingly play a substantial role in the lives of people, implementing services deriving from influential (elected) bodies of governance, and influencing the relative degree of civil society access to policy-making.

In this book, twenty-nine country cases and decisions in subnational politics book examined through their state traditions and models of democracy to understand subnational democracy in Europe.

State traditions determine the conditions within which democracy, at both national and subnational decentralization. Theoretical Framework and Constitutional Implications: Participatory Democracy as Decision-Making in Multilayered Italy Democracy Nicolini; Framing Subnational ‘Institutional Innovation’ and ‘Participatory Democracy’ in Italy: some Findings on Current Structures, Procedures, and Dynamics Elisabeth Alber and Alice Valdesalici;   Decentralization Without Democracy - Volume 72 Issue 2.

Increasingly, decentralization is being adopted by countries in which assumptions made by formal models of decentralization, such as electoral accountability and population mobility, fail to hold. “The 21st century has brought a new interest in studying the relationship between structures of government and democracy.

This book, focusing on three countries in the Americas, is a thorough and important example of the substantive consequences of recent decisions related to centralization and : Paperback. Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world.

The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power. "Sequence analysis meets subnational politics in this must-read study of decentralization in Latin America. Drawing on extensive original research in four countries, Falleti uses a new 'comparative sequence method' to show how decentralization reforms varyingly empower subnational political actors depending on when and in what order they are s: 2.

decentralizationöin the form of subnational elections, checks, and balances (bicameralism), and especially decision-making decentralization (federalism or autonomy)ötends to mitigate this positive impact of fiscal decentralization. Differ-ent mechanisms account for this negative relationship.

First, endowed local officials. Many argued that the future of democracy was at stake, and that the government's ability to decentralize and incorporate new actors in decision-making processes was critical.

Toward that end, the country's political elite devolved power to subnational governments and designed new institutions to encourage broader citizen participation.

Political decentralization thus implies that subnational units of government have the discretion available to them to engage in effective (as opposed to illusory) decision-making regarding. Decentralization in the context of forest management can be defined as "an act by which a central government cedes rights of decision-making over resources to actors and institutions at lower.

Over the past three decades the developing world has seen increasing devolution of political and economic power to local governments. Decentralization is considered an important element of participatory democracy and, along with privatization and deregulation, represents a substantial reduction in the authority of national governments over economic policy.

A recent wave of decentralization in Latin America has increased the prominence of politicians at the subnational level. Politics Beyond the Capital is the first book to place this trend in comparative historical perspective, examining past episodes of decentralization alongside contemporary ones to determine whether consistent causal factors are at play.

Decentralization and Democracy Democrats like decentralization for a number of reasons. First, democracy requires that governmental decisionmakers be held accountable for the decisions they make, a requirement that may be easier to satisfy when gov-ernments are local.

According to this accountability argument, while it can. implementation of programs that strengthen national decentralization policy. As resident advisor for the Côte d™Ivoire Municipal Development Support project fromshe worked with communities, elected officials, and service providers in 34 towns to improve services delivery and to promote democratic local decision-making.

Less democracy, more centralism: the selection of Candidates by Golkar and PDIP in Indonesian subnational executive elections, – Asian Journal of Political. This paper contributes to an agenda that views the effects of federalism and decentralization as dependent on the incentives of national and subnational political actors.

It studies the mechanisms by which subnational actors affect decisions at the central level, in the context of a highly decentralized middle-income democracy, Argentina. Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Francis, P. and James, R. “Balancing Rural Poverty Reduction and Citizen Participation: The Contradictions of Uganda’s Decentralization Program”, World Developm 2: – Decentralization and Popular Democracy tells the story of the transformation of a country’s government, the collapse and re-birth of its politics, and the rise to power of its people through a trapdoor unlocked by decentralization.

In particular, political decentralization – the form of decentralization that grants decision-making autonomy to subnational groups and administrations – has been the primary objective of international missions in post-conflict countries such as Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq to.

The requirements of representative subnational governments. Identifying Manipulation Strategies. Opportunities for Contestation and Participation. Conclusion. Regionalised opposition in South Africa.

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Democracy and the dominant position of ANC. The requirements for representative subnational governments. Ed Connerley is senior adviser for decentralization and local governance in the USAID Office of Democracy and Governance, providing technical leadership and field support for AID missions around the Eaton is professor of politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He is author of Politics beyond the Capital: The Design of Subnational Institutions in South America and. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

Decentralization and democracy in Latin America in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content. It included 66 countries for subnational expenditures and 65 for subnational revenues. This is a relatively small number, and renders conclusions somewhat tentative.

3. Some arguments about the consequences of decentralisation apply to decision making, others to the location of fiscal resources.Introduction. Decentralization is one of the most widespread and influential policy trends of the past generation.

In countries as different as Colombia, Egypt, India, and the Ukraine, public administrations are being decentralized in an attempt to make them more efficient, flexible, and responsive (Faguet and Wietzke ).And under the guises of subsidiarity, devolution, and federalism.decentralization and subnational politics in latin america decentralization and subnational politics in latin america tulia g falleti p cm includes bibliographical references and index isbn 0 2 paper volume 10 issue 4 zachary elkins however as this book shows a closer examination of the.