Sanctions, benefits, and rights : three faces of accountability

Abstract: Participation in local government is enhanced when citizens can reply affirmatively to these questions: (1) can they vote effectively to punish officials and parties? (2) can they generate response to their collective needs? and (3) are they ensured of fair treatment from local public agencies? Author(s): Grindle, Merilee S. Source(s): , Faculty research working…

Local governance and decentralization

Abstract: This section of the Governance Assessment Portal (GAP) of the UNDP provides resources on local governance assessment. Local governance indicators may inform local policy and strengthen local accountability. Author(s): UNDP Source(s): , Published: 2010 United nations development programme (UNDP), New York, NY [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.gaportal.org/areas-of-governance/local-governance-and-decentralization

Building trust in government : innovations in governance reform in Asia

Abstract: Within the framework of democratic governance, decentralization and local autonomy are crucial in fostering more participatory governance and enhancing trust in government. Decentralization contributes to the empowerment of local communities and trust in government at all levels. Author(s): Cheema, G. Shabbir; Popovski, Vesselin Source(s): , Trends and innovations in governance series xv, 260 p.,…

Public administration : local government and decentralization in Ghana : review

Abstract: This paper makes a case for local government elections at district and regional level and recommends constitutional amendments to allow locals to elect their own public officials as an alternative to the current appointment practices by the central government of Ghana. Author(s): Antwi-Boasiako, Kwame Badu Source(s): , Journal of African studies and development; Vol.…

Authority over forests : empowerment and subordination in Senegal’s democratic decentralization

Abstract: Despite progressive new laws that transfer forest rights to rural councils, the Forest Service in Senegal continue to allocate access to lucrative forest opportunities to charcoal merchants. As a result, the councils cannot represent their populations and therefore cannot gain legitimacy. Author(s): Ribot, Jesse C. Source(s): Development and change; 40(2009)1, p. 105-129 Development and…