Local government legislation in the Commonwealth Pacific

Abstract: [Partial preview] Legislation across a range of Pacific countries is examined. Principles for effective legislation include: democracy & representation; empowerment; probity; oversight & support; capacity & sustainability; efficiency, effectiveness & equity; and, inter-government co-operation. Author(s): Sansom, Graham Source(s): , Commonwealth secretariat local government reform series; 4 100 p, ill Commonwealth secretariat local government reform…

The state of Ghana’s local government system : the case of assembly members

Abstract: This paper discusses some of the weaknesses of Ghana’s local government system, in particular the issues affecting the local development operations of Assembly Members. Their many challenges require national civic education and constitutional amendments to address. Author(s): Adusei-Asante, Kwadwo Source(s): , Inkanyiso : journal of humanities and social sciences; Vol. 4, No. 2 p.…

Decentralisation in Turkey

Abstract: The decentralisation reforms that have been undertaken by the government of Turkey since 2004 are examined. A number of laws give increased autonomy and resources to regional and local authorities and reorganize the division of tasks between these authorities and the central government. Author(s): Bayraktar, Ulas; Massicard, Élise Source(s): , Focales; 7 100 p.,…

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

Mapping police services in the Democratic republic of Congo : institutional interactions at central, provincial and local levels

Abstract: This paper examines the roles, responsibilities and interactions between the various formal and informal institutions and stakeholders involved in the management of police services in the DRC. It identifies informal networks that influence decision-making processes and policy implementation. Author(s): Nlandu, Thierry Mayamba Source(s): , IDS research report; 71 103 p., ill., tabs IDS research…