A village-up view of Sierra Leone’s civil war and reconstruction : multilayered and networked governance

Abstract: This report offers a ‘bottom-up’ review of the reconstruction of the state following a devastating civil war, using the case of Sierra Leone. In Africa, the individual state-citizen relationship is also mediated through pre-colonial rural governance systems that continue to play a crucial role. Author(s): Vincent, James B.M. Source(s): , IDS research report; 75…

Towards effective participation of chiefs in Ghana’s decentralization process : the case of Wenchi district

Abstract: This study explores the interactive process between decentralized structures and traditional authorities in Ghana, with a view to generating lessons for strengthening the decentralization framework by tapping the strengths of traditional authorities towards accelerated rural development. Author(s): Taabazuing, Joseph Source(s): , xiii, 288 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2010 Author], [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN:…