The Political Economy of Decentralization in Bolivia

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Robinson, James A. Publisher: Scholars at Harvard, Cambridge, MA (English) Description: The political economy of decentralization in Bolivia is discussed, including the central political groups, their interests in decentralization and the instruments used to influence the outcome. The strong demand for decentralization is explained and ways to address the political crisis… Read More

The Political Economy of Democratic Decentralization

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Manor, James Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC (English) Description: This report examines the origins and implications decentralization from a political economy perspective, with a focus on its promise and limitations. It identifies conditions needed for decentralization to succeed and suggests ways in which decentralization can promote rural development. Link: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1999/04/20/000094946_99033105561862/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf Imported… Read More

Toward a Political-Economy of Local Governance in Africa : Policies, Institutions, Interests and Consequences

RTI Bibliographic reference Author(s): Wunsch, James S. Publisher: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (English) Description: This paper is an attempt to develop and explore a model of what might be called the ‘political economy’ of local governance in Africa, and how it affects several of the policies and institutions used to organize key aspects of decentralization… Read More