On the merits of decentralization in young democracies

Abstract: Three features of decentralization proposed by institutional development theory are analysed for Mozambique’s Autarquias, politically autonomous municipalities since 1997: (1) consolidation of the fiscal state; (2) democracy; and (3) the development of service quality in the local administration.

Author(s): Linder, Wolf

Source(s): , Journal of federalism; Vol. 40, No. 1 p. 1-30, ill., tabs Journal of federalism Vol. 40, No. 1

Published: 2010 Oxford university press, Oxford (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://www.sdc-decentralization.net/resources/sharewebResource_en_4986.pdf

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