Rethinking the political economy of decentralization : how elections and parties shape the provision of local public goods

Abstract: Extension of the decentralization theorem with insights from political science and economics suggests that the interaction of democratic decentralization and party centralization will produce the best outcomes for public service delivery. This was confirmed by education outcomes from 125 countries.

Author(s): Ponce-Rodríguez, Raúl A.

Source(s): , International center for public policy working paper; 12-27 58 p., ill., tabs International center for public policy working paper 12-27

Published: 2012 Georgia state university. Andrew Young school of policy studies. International center for public policy, Atlanta, GA (English



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