Lessons of Asia’s decentralisation for Indonesia’s second decade of decentralisation

Abstract: This brief examines Asian decentralization form many angles: from historical accident to deliberate constitutional constructs, from mechanisms for managing diversity to ways of reducing poverty, and from giving voice to local communities to instruments for separatism and ethnic tension. Author(s): Source(s): , Decentralisation brief / Provincial governance strengthening programme; 1 15 p., ill., graph,…

Essays on fiscal decentralization, institutions and ethnic conflict

Abstract: This dissertation investigates the question whether fiscal decentralization helps accommodating ethnic violence. It also analyses the role of (colonial) institutions (e.g. property rights, rule of law) by considering them as deep-rooted factors of peace or violence. Author(s): Tranchant, Jean-Pierre Source(s): , xvi, 184 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 HAL-Inria, [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Decentralization and ethnic conflict : the role of empowerment

Abstract: This paper builds a model of decentralization as an empowerment mechanism. It discusses under what conditions decentralization could promote peace and how it can be ensured that local minorities are not being harmed by the decentralization process. Author(s): Tranchant, Jean-Pierre Source(s): , MPRA paper; 3713 21 p., ill., tabs MPRA paper 3713 Published: 2007…

Assessing the merits of decentralization as a conflict mitigation strategy

Abstract: Case studies from Colombia, Ghana, the Philippines, and Uganda illustrate the complex effects of decentralization on conflict stabilization. Decentralization supportive of higher local government expenditures, employment, and elected leaders have been less likely to succumb to ethnic conflict. Author(s): Siegle, Joseph; O’Mahony, Patrick Source(s): , 72 p., ill., tabs Published: 2006 Pennsylvania state university.…