The specter of leviathan in the central-local relations : a comparative historical analysis of the decentralization reform in Thailand and the Philippines

Abstract: This essay offers a comparative analysis of the decentralization reforms in Thailand and the Philippines. It is shown that the outcome of decentralization depends largely on the power configuration of the national bureaucracy at the time of modern state founding. Author(s): Sudhipongpracha, Tatchalerm Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS);…

Decentralisation and devolution in Nicaragua’s north Atlantic autonomous region : natural resources and indigenous peoples’ rights

Abstract: This paper examines decentralization of natural resources management in Nicaragua and argues that communities continue to lose out under multilevel governance regimes without concerted efforts to level the playing field. Author(s): Larson, Anne M.; Lewis-Mendoza, Jadder Source(s): , International journal of the commons; Vol. 6, No. 2 p. 179-199, ill., map International journal of…

Rethinking the political economy of decentralization : how elections and parties shape the provision of local public goods

Abstract: Extension of the decentralization theorem with insights from political science and economics suggests that the interaction of democratic decentralization and party centralization will produce the best outcomes for public service delivery. This was confirmed by education outcomes from 125 countries. Author(s): Ponce-Rodríguez, Raúl A. Source(s): , International center for public policy working paper; 12-27…

Decentralisation and central-local relations : a Solomon islands case study on the negotiations of relations between national and provincial governments

Abstract: The decentralization policies introduced since the 1980s in the Solomon Islands have had minimal impact, because institutions to renegotiate relations between the national and provincial governments were ignored by national officials. Author(s): Suluia, Gloria Tapakea Source(s): , vii, 131 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs Published: 2012 Massey university], [Palmerston North (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Perceptions of local government in Thailand : views of people and local administrators

Abstract: The perceptions of local government and administrators in Thailand were examnined. Most political officers and civil servants supported the Bangkok-based administrative system and high-level government officers of the Ministry of Interior. Author(s): Ruangwicha, Sarunya; Kamnuansilpa, Peerasit; Wongthanavasu,, Supawatanakorn Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol. 1, No. 4] p.…