NIBR : Norwegian institute for urban and regional research = Norsk institutt for by- og regionforskning

Abstract: The Norwegian Institute for Uban and Regional Research (NIBR) is an independent social science research institution. It conducts governance studies, nationally and internationally, southern and East Africa, South and south-east Asia, and Latin America. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Norwegian institute for urban and regional research (NIBR), Oslo (English; Norwegian ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.nibr.no/en/

The role of rural women in local governance : case study on socio-economic context in Bangladesh

Abstract: The socio-economic background and causes of problems of women’s participation in local governance in Bangladesh are examined. Many female UP members had family members in politics. Most problems in performing their responsibilities as UP members are linked to male members non-cooperative attitudes. Author(s): Kabir, Shajahan; Akther, Rahima; Huo, Xuexi Source(s): , International review /…

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.…

Local government and community governance : a literature review

Abstract: This literature review takes into account recent changes in the perception of local government in Australia, including the much greater emphasis on local government as advocates for its communities across a wide range of social, economic and other outcomes. Author(s): Pillora, Stefanie; McKinlay, Peter Source(s): , Working paper / Australian centre of excellence for…

Reconceiving social exclusion

Abstract: This paper argues that the concept of social exclusion should be redefined to reflect structural, institutional or agentive processes of repulsion or obstruction. The definition no longer implies poverty, allowing for a conceptualization of processes that occur vertically across social hierarchies. Author(s): Fischer, Andrew M. Source(s): , BWPI working paper; 146 [28] p., ill.,…

Social status and the challenges of governance : evidence from low-income housing delivery in South African municipalities

Abstract: This chapter describes a case study of housing delivery in South African municipalities, where constituents’ concerns for their social position are the cause of serious implementation delays. It is part of a dissertation that investigates how citizens’ concerns for social status affect politics. Author(s): McClendon, Gwyneth Source(s): , 54 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published:…

Localizing development : does participation work? : World bank policy research report

Abstract: Over the last decade the World Bank has allocated close to $75 billion to local participatory development. However, repairing civil society and political failures requires a change in the nature of social interactions, which needs a fundamentally different approach to development. Author(s): Mansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra Source(s): , xviii, 332 p., ill., graphs, tabs…