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Decentralized Development in Latin America

Experiences in Local Governance and Local Development

Editors: Lindert, Paul, Verkoren, Otto (Eds.)

  • Examines cases of local governance and local development
  • Focuses on the local instead of the national level
  • Based on empirical evidence
  • Offers geographical perspectives
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The Latin American subcontinent appears to have reinvented itself in the 21st century. Its economy has been transformed under liberalization and globalisation. Decentralization and the democratic transition have modified the political environment, while local development approaches are replacing the (grand) national-regional development schemes. The current local governance and local development debates refer to very different levels of scale: from small, rural communities to fairly extensive (even international) spaces. It is clear that the development process shows substantial differences between large and small cities, and between core regions and remote rural areas. Indeed, the heterogeneity of the process is strongly influenced by national, regional and local contexts. The empirical studies in this volume show the diversity and complexity of local governance and local development in Latin America, while avoiding stereotypes about the impact of public sector reform and administrative decentralization.

"This book will help the reader think through what is happening in specific contexts in the region and generate ideas about how progressive change might be fostered"

David Hulme, University of Manchester

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"This book will help the reader think through what is happening in specific contexts in the region and generate ideas about how progressive change might be fostered"

David Hulme, University of Manchester


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Local Governance and Local Development in Latin America: Views from Above and Below

    Lindert, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • From Polarization to Fragmentation. Recent Changes in Latin American Urbanization

    Borsdorf, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Territory, Local Governance, and Urban Transformation: The Processes of Residential Enclave Building in Lima, Peru

    Plöger, Jörg

    Pages 35-48

  • Global Cities and the Governance of Commodity Chains: A Case Study From Latin America

    Parnreiter, Christof (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • The Impact of Decentralisation on Local Development: The Case of Bolivia

    Nijenhuis, Gery

    Pages 69-86

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-3739-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3738-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3252-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decentralized Development in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Experiences in Local Governance and Local Development
Editors
  • Paul Lindert
  • Otto Verkoren
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
97
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3739-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3739-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3738-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3252-0
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 217
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