Good Governance Begins with the Individual

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), a German political foundation, thinks decentralization alone does not lead to more democracy, but it can promote the democratization process. In the report “Good Governance Begins with the Individual” (2012), KAS impressively demonstrates examples of individual projects which have been very successful in different countries. KAS mentioned that, in spite of…

Participation for what : social change or social control?

Abstract: In this collection of papers, the very concept of participation in development processes is questioned, using cases from Latin America, Kenya, and Nepal. The authors question donor-stimulated forms of participation as self-evidently positive, both theoretically and empirically. Author(s): Gómez, Georgina M.; Berner, Erhard Source(s): , 262 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs, 22 cm Published:…

Local governance in developing countries

Abstract: This report develops a comparative institutional framework for responsive, responsible, and accountable governance in developing countries. Ten country case studies of local government organization and finance are included. Author(s): Shah, Anwar Source(s): , Public sector governance and accountability series xxix, 457 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 23 cm Public sector governance and accountability series Published:…

Decentralization, democratization, and liberalization : the history of revenue sharing in Argentina, 1934-1999

Abstract: This paper evaluates two hypotheses about the causes of decentralization in Latin America: (1) as a response to the wave of democratization that began in the 1980s; and (2) to the broader liberalization of economic development strategies. Author(s): Eaton, Kent Source(s): , 23 p., ill., graphs, tabs draft Published: 2000 University of Pittsburgh. Latin…