Abstract: Several meanings of the term governance are discussed before an own definition is given. A comparative analysis is made of different modes of local governance in Francophone West Africa, e.g. chiefly, associational, communal, state, project based, patronage based, religious and business.
Author(s): Olivier De Sardan, Jean-Pierre; Appleyard, Paul
Source(s): , APPP working paper; 4 52 p., ill., tabs APPP working paper 4
Published: 2009 Overseas development institute (ODI). Africa power and politics programme (APPP), London (English