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Local Governance Reform in Global Perspective

  • The Development in Asia, Africa and Latin America in contrast to Europe

Part of the book series: Urban and Regional Research International (URI)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-8
  2. Good Local Governance. Local Government Reform in Global Perspective. An Introduction

    • Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 9-34
  3. Local Governance Reforms in Europe

    • Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 35-75
  4. Local Governance Reforms in Latin America

    • Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 77-125
  5. Local Governance Reforms in Africa

    • Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 127-165
  6. Local Governance Reforms in Asia

    • Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann
    Pages 167-195
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 197-197

About this book

"Good local governance" reflects the dual functions of local government.
On the one hand, democratic regimes gain input legitimacy by responsiveness and by being inclusive towards the preferences of their citizens. On the other hand, they achieve output legitimacy by effectively delivering public goods and services. Their governance strategies follow three major paths - "decentralisation,"
"political administrative reforms" and "participatory reforms". But national contexts, actors, political culture and path dependency matter a lot. In this book continent-wide developments are compared by using relevant country studies. This comparative approach focuses on "developing countries" in Asia, Africa and Latin America, comparing and contrasting their experience with that of European countries

Keywords

  • Citizen
  • Dezentralisierung
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • Governance
  • Kommunalverwaltung
  • Partizipation
  • Political reforms

About the authors

Norbert Kersting currently holds the Willy Brandt chair on transformation and regional integration at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Janice Caulfield was, until recently, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong.
R. Andrew Nickson is Reader in Public Management at the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham.
Dele Olowu was Professor of Public Administration and Local Government at Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria) and until recently at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.
Hellmut Wollmann is Professor Emeritus at the Humboldt University, Berlin.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Local Governance Reform in Global Perspective

  • Authors: Norbert Kersting, Janice Caulfield, R. Andrew Nickson, Dele Olowu, Hellmut Wollmann

  • Series Title: Urban and Regional Research International

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-91686-6

  • Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Science (German Language)

  • Copyright Information: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-531-16953-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-531-91686-6

  • Series ISSN: 2627-4191

  • Series E-ISSN: 2627-4213

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 197

  • Topics: Political Science, Comparative Politics

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-531-91686-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)