Decentralization and sub-national governance : a section of the Latin American studies association

Abstract: The Decentralization and Sub-national Governance section of the Latin American Studies Association promotes scholarship, collaboration, and conversation on topics relating to politics at the subnational levels and between levels of government in Latin America. Author(s): University Of Pittsburgh Source(s): , Published: 2013 University of Pittsburgh. Latin American studies association (LASA), Pittsburgh, PA (English ISBN/ISSN:…

Local government autonomy and its effectiveness in Nigeria

Abstract: In Nigeria, federal and state governments maintained great level of influence and control over local authorities. As a result of this the LG effectiveness and performances were largely hindered. The paper lays down some suggestions for reform strategies as a corrective measure. Author(s): Ahmad, Abdullahi Ayoade Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

The roles of civil society organizations in enhancing grassroots democracy in Vietnam : a research paper

Abstract: The role of civil society in enhancing grassroots democracy in Vietnam is assessed. Grassroots democracy and civil society in Vietnam have little autonomy in the sense that they are still under the state’s control and monitoring. Author(s): Nguyen Huyen Thuy Nhien Source(s): , 59 p., ill. Published: 2012 Erasmus [university Rotterdam]. International institute of…

The political context of financing infrastructure developmentin local government : lessons from local council oversight functions in Uganda

Abstract: Since 1993, local governments in Uganda attained responsibility over infrastructure development while elected councils exercise oversight functions over the infrastructure. The challenge is that most of the councilors lack the necessary educational qualifications, technical skills and competence. Author(s): Tukahebwa, Geoffrey B. Source(s): , Research series / Economic policy research centre; 97 ii, 32 p.,…

The democratic impact of ICT in Africa

Abstract: This paper develops the so-called “African model of ICT practice”, which proposes a set of hypotheses that aim to enable the effective usage and integration of ICT within the democratic process in the context of an African self-defined political reality. Author(s): Dobra, Alexandra Source(s): Africa Spectrum; 47(2012)1, p. 73-88, ill Africa Spectrum 47(2012)1 Published:…