Improving Local Government: Outcomes Of Comparative Research

Hardcover | April 9, 2008

EditorMichiel S. De Vries, P. Reddy, M. Haque

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Local governments encounter mammouth problems, and although there is not one panacea that works internationally, this book argues that there are mechanisms to improve the local situation and theer is evidence that this can suceed. By considering a number of key case studies from Latin America, Africa and Asia, the authors review best practices in good governance, thereby demonstarting that things can improve at the local level.

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Local governments encounter mammouth problems, and although there is not one panacea that works internationally, this book argues that there are mechanisms to improve the local situation and theer is evidence that this can suceed. By considering a number of key case studies from Latin America, Africa and Asia, the authors review best p...

MICHIEL DE VRIES is Chair in Public Administration, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517528

ISBN - 13:9780230517523

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Introduction: The Local Factor * PART ONE: THE TROUBLES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT * Problems of Local Government in Latin America--Rodriguez & A.Rosenbaum * Problems of Local Government in Africa--P.S.Reddy * Problems of Local Government in Asia--S.Haque * PART TWO: DIFFERENT ROADS, DIFFERENT MAPS * Changing Intergovernmental Relations--A.Geldenbuys * The Impact of Local Leadership--Du Plessis * Improving Local Management--H.Kroukamp * Involving the Provate sector--Goymen * The Importance of Indigenous Knowledge--Nwaka * PART THREE: BEST PRACTICES: THINGS CAN IMPROVE * Best Practices in Local Goverment--C.Andrews * Conclusions--M.De Vries & P.S.Reddy