Urban and Regional Research International

Local Governance Reform in Global Perspective

Authors: Kersting, N., Caulfield, J., Nickson, R.A., Olowu, D., Wollmann, H.

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

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"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

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.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Good Local Governance. Local Government Reform in Global Perspective. An Introduction

    Kersting, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 9-34

  • Local Governance Reforms in Europe

    Kersting, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 35-75

  • Local Governance Reforms in Latin America

    Kersting, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 77-125

  • Local Governance Reforms in Africa

    Kersting, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 127-165

  • Local Governance Reforms in Asia

    Kersting, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 167-195

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eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
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Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-531-16953-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Governance Reform in Global Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Urban and Regional Research International
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2009
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-91686-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-91686-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-16953-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
197
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