Patronage, district creation and reform in Uganda

Abstract: Using data from Uganda, this paper demonstrates that the creation of new sub-national political units (i.c. districts) can constitute a form of patronage. Similar processes may be currently taking place across Africa. Author(s): Green, Elliott D. Source(s): , 34 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 London school of economics and political science (LSE), [London (English…

Decentralisation and democratic governance : experiences from India, Bolivia and South Africa

Abstract: The detrimental effects of decentralization on the quality of political and administrative practices in Bolivia, India, and South Africa are examined with special attention to the incidence of corruption, mismanagement and patronage. Author(s): Hadenius, Axel Source(s): , Expert group on development issues (EGDI); 2003/3 x, 166 p., ill., graphs, tabs, 25 cm Expert group…