Repertoires of domination in decentralization : cases from Botswana and Senegal

Abstract: Government officials, local elites, and commercial interests in Botswana and Senegal have used their so-called repertoires of domination to limit the extent of local-level democratization achieved through the decentralization of natural resource management. Author(s): Poteete, Amy R.; Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): , 36 p. draft Published: 2009 Indiana university. Digital library of the commons…

Public sector reforms in Africa and the quest for democratic developmentalism in Africa

Abstract: Subjects include: (1) pitfalls of decentralization reforms in Uganda (2) prospects for improved service delivery in Uganda (3) privatization of water and sanitation services in Kenya. Author(s): Edigheji, Omano Source(s): , Africa development; vol. 33, no. 4 (special issue) , ill., tabs Africa development vol. 33, no. 4 (special issue) Published: 2008 Council for…

Literature review of governance and secure access to land

Abstract: This review summarizes key findings from research into the governance issues of security of land tenure and distributional inequalities over land. It indicates research findings on effective ways to build capacity, accountability and responsiveness of the institutions governing access to land. Author(s): Palmer, Robin Source(s): , 35 p. Published: 2007 University of Birmingham]. Governance…

Rights, resources and rural development : community-based natural resource management in Southern Africa

Abstract: Examines the flaws in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and proposes remedies for many locations and circumstances. Shows how CBNRM can be central to sustainable development, the enhancement of livelihoods, and the conservation of biodiversity. Author(s): Fabricius, Christo; Koch, Eddie; Magome, Hector; Turner, Stephen Source(s): , xv, 288 p., ill., tabs, 24 cm Published:…

Mali, Botswana, Namibia, and Malawi : institutional aspects of renewable natural resources governance and management through special districts : final report

Abstract: This document presents eleven cases studies of formal and non-formal special districts, offering promise as an institutional means to improve the sustainable governance and management of renewable natural resources in Africa. Author(s): Source(s): , xii, 234 p., ill., maps, tabs Published: 2004 United nations capital development fund (UNCDF), New York, NY (English ISBN/ISSN: /…