Governance gone local : does decentralization improve accountability?

Abstract: This chapter discusses five key governance risks that could mitigate the posited advantages of decentralization: capture, clientelism, capacity constraints, competition over the balance of power between levels of government, and weaknesses in effective interregional competition. Author(s): Campos, Jose Edgardo; Hellman, Joel S. Source(s): East Asia decentralizes : making local government work, p. 237-252, ill.,…