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Introduction

  • P. S. Reddy
  • M. Shamsul Haque
  • Michiel S. de Vries
Part of the Governance and Public Management Series book series (GPM)

Abstract

On the international level, local governments are undergoing a process of fundamental political, economic, social and technological change in response to the pressing challenges that have to be addressed, including urbanization, globalization, poverty alleviation, community safety, environmental problems, service delivery, financial sustainability, and so on. Consequently, municipal governments are globally under increasing pressure to promote the development of their localities and, more importantly, improve the quality of the services they deliver to the local populace.

Keywords

Local Government Indigenous Knowledge Poverty Alleviation Local Leadership Local Governance 
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Copyright information

© P.S. Reddy, M. Shamsul Haque and Michiel S. de Vries 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. Reddy
    • 1
  • M. Shamsul Haque
    • 2
  • Michiel S. de Vries
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationUniversity of Kwazulu NatalSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Nijmegen School of ManagementRaboud UniversityNijmegenNetherlands

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