Choice, recognition and the democracy effects of decentralization

Abstract: Often large development agencies choose to work with a wide range of other local interlocutors, including deconcentrated agents, private bodies, customary authorities, and NGOs. As a result, fledgling local governments are receiving few public powers and face competition for legitimacy.

Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C.

Source(s): , Working paper / Swedish International centre for local democracy; 5 iii, 19 p Working paper / Swedish International centre for local democracy 5

Published: 2011 Swedish International centre for local democracy (ICLD), Visby (English

ISBN/ISSN: 978-91-86725-04-4/

Link: http://www.icld.se/pdf/ICLD_wp5_printerfriendly.pdf

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