Assessing the merits of decentralization as a conflict mitigation strategy

Abstract: Case studies from Colombia, Ghana, the Philippines, and Uganda illustrate the complex effects of decentralization on conflict stabilization. Decentralization supportive of higher local government expenditures, employment, and elected leaders have been less likely to succumb to ethnic conflict.

Author(s): Siegle, Joseph; O’Mahony, Patrick

Source(s): , 72 p., ill., tabs

Published: 2006 Pennsylvania state university. College of information sciences and technology, [University Park, PA (English



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