Gerrymandering decentralization : political selection of grants-financed local jurisdictions

Abstract: This article describes a model that shows how decentralization in developing countries may fuel vote-buying, patronage, and pork-barrel politics, especially in political economy contexts that are inimical to organization of citizens for the broad public interest.

Author(s): Khemani, Stuti

Source(s): , 30 p., ill., tab draft

Published: 2009 Columbia university. Initiative for policy dialogue (IPD), New York, NY (English



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