Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?

Jean-Paul Faguet addresses the issue of decentralization and accountability in Bolivia in the article “Can Sub-National Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?” published in 2013 by the Journal of Federalism. He notes that Bolivia is one of the most radical decentralization reformers, and has recently implemented new reforms granting autonomy to local governments. Faguet seeks to…

Decentralization and popular democracy : governance from below in Bolivia

Abstract: This website provides access to the chapter summaries, primary data, and the full Spanish translation of Faguet’s book on Decentralization and Popular Democracy, which examines the long-term effect of decentralization on democracy, public services, and accountability, using the case of Bolivia. Author(s): LSE Source(s): , Published: 2013 London school of economics and political science…

Formal institutions, local arrangements and conflicts in northern Bolivian communities after forest governance reforms

Abstract: Natural resource-based conflicts between community forest management (CFM) and patronage-based management models in response to recent tenure and forestry governance reforms were studied in northern Bolivia. Author(s): Cano Cardona, Walter Source(s): , 225 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2012 Universiteit Utrecht], [Utrecht (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-90-393-5723-1/ Link: http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/dissertations/2012-0305-200851/UUindex.html

Decentralization and deforestation : the moderating role of polycentric governance

Abstract: Cases from Peru and Bolivia show that decentralization has an ambiguous effect on forest cover change. However, polycentric governance, which is equally common in decentralized and centralized regimes, has a stronger, positive effect on forest conservation in decentralized settings. Author(s): Wright, Glenn D. Source(s): , 35 p., ill., graphs, tabs draft Published: 2012 International…

Decentralization and governance

Abstract: This paper uses the Bolivian experience to examine how decentralization affects governance, in particular how it might increase political competition, improve public accountability, reduce political instability, and impose incentive-compatible limits on government power, be it at a fiscal risk. Author(s): Faguet, Jean-Paul Source(s): , [Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers; 27 31 p.…

Four case studies on the experience of SDC and its partners in supporting socially inclusive local governance

Abstract: Case studies from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, and Niger dealing with interventions at the level of policies/legal frameworks and grassroots level, especially local development planning, access to land and access to local public services. Also lessons learned and recommendations. Author(s): Byrne, Sarah Source(s): , 48 p. Published: 2011 Swiss agency for development and cooperation (SDC).…

Community forest management and the emergence of multi-scale governance institutions : lessons for REDD+ development from Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia

Abstract: The role of multi-scaled governance institutions in the development of community forest management (CFM) is examined, using cases from Mexico, Brazil, and Bolivia. The article shows how the establishment of a local organizational base for CFM is crucial. Author(s): Cronkleton, Peter; Bray, David Barton; Medina, Gabriel Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 451-473 Forests 2…