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Political fragmentation, decentralization, and development cooperation

Political fragmentation, decentralization, and development cooperation

Ecuador in the Latin American context : final report of the Country Working Group Ecuador

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Published by Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in Bonn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decentralization in government -- Ecuador,
  • Economic assistance -- Ecuador,
  • Economic development -- Ecuador -- International cooperation,
  • Ecuador -- Politics and government -- 1984-

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJörg Faust ... [et al.].
    SeriesStudies / German Development Institute -- 33, Studies (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik) -- 33.
    ContributionsFaust, Jörg., Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik. Country Working Group Ecuador.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJL3029.D42 P65 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination229 p. :
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23860093M
    ISBN 109783889853615
    LC Control Number2008422840

      These decentralization reforms have taken two main directions: the devolution of tax and spending power to sub-national governments, i.e. fiscal decentralization, and/or the increase in the number of sub-national units of government, i.e. government by: 8. Decentralized Development Planning and Fragmentation of Metropolitan Regions: The Case of the Greater Accra Metro-politan Area, Ghana ~ 5 ~ ject, resulting in three competing theories or perspectives, namely, the polycentric, centric and regionalist perspectives. Fig. 1: Linking Decentralization and Regional DevelopmentCited by: 3.

      As countries around the world increasingly embark on decentralization and devolution reforms (Hooghe et al. ), they face the quintessential tension between “unity and fragmentation”.As has been widely discussed, downward transfers of power can bring goods and services closer to Author: Mariely López-Santana. separatist movements, decentralization is also regarded as a way of diffusing social and political tensions and ensuring local cultural and political autonomy. These potential bene” ts of decentralization have attracted a very diverse range yPranab Bardhan is Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, California.

    Government fragmentation has increasingly attracted the interests of scholars globally for decades with a number of research papers investigating the influence of government fragmentation on population and development dispersion 1 (Byun and Esparza, , Carruthers and Ulfarsson, , Razin and Rosentraub, ), decentralization (Faust et al Cited by: research: a! wider range of political!distortions beyond capture and corruption; effects of decentralization on interIcommunity! allocations,! learning! and! experimentation,!and!on!democracy!itself;!comparing!decentralizationwith!other!File Size: KB.


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Political fragmentation, decentralization, and development cooperation Download PDF EPUB FB2

Political fragmentation, decentralization and development cooperation German Development Institute 1 Executive Summary Even if the collection of empirical evidence for this study was completed already inwe believe that our findings are still of substantial rele-vance for understanding decentralization processes in Latin American andFile Size: 2MB.

My full review of Joel Mokyr’s A Culture of Growth is forthcoming in the Independent unately, it won’t be out until the Winter issue is released so here is a preview. Specifically, I want to discuss one of the main themes of the book and my review: the role of political decentralization in the onset of economic growth in western Europe.

Modern book-length treatments appear to be almost nonexistent. Political decentralization may be in fashion in some circles, as the author states on page 1, but political theorists don't seem to have caught up with this fashion yet.

With its formal models but broad scope, this work falls somewhere between specialized and general by: * Why decentralization is political. Understanding the political dynam-ics of decentralization is crucial to the success of any decentraliza-tion program.

The second chapter defines and development cooperation book discusses the inher-ently political nature of school decentralization. e Why countries decentralize. National leaders File Size: 2MB. The political economy of democratic decentralization (English) Abstract.

Nearly all countries worldwide are now experimenting with decentralization. Their motivation are diverse. Many countries are decentralizing because they believe this can help stimulate economic growth or reduce rural poverty, goals central government Cited by: Decentralization or decentralisation (see spelling differences) is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group.

Concepts of decentralization have been applied to group dynamics and management science in private businesses and organizations. World Bank's Decentralization, Fiscal Systems and Rural Development Research Program, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Norway and the World Bank.

The research program is a part of aFile Size: 7MB. Decentralization and democracy may improve the chances for successful economic development.

The importance of local government and democracy is evident in the history of many countries, but democratic local government has been less common in Africa than elsewhere.

Democratic political competition can improve governance only if voters have a. Decentralization, Democracy, and Development contributes to the empirical literature on decentralization and the debate on whether it is a viable and desirable state-building strategy for post-conflict book is a collection of eight papers written by nine authors who were intimately involved in the complex decentralization reform.

Political decentralization often requires constitutional or statutory reforms, the development of pluralistic political parties, the strengthening of legislatures, creation of local political units, and the encouragement of effective public interest groups.

Constitutional, Legal and Regulatory Framework. Constitution, laws and regulations. Mission and Definition of Decentralised Cooperation initiative, or partnership for development cooperation is developed among at least one European and one African sub-national authority".

This definition has stand out from the background study on the "Contribution of Decentralized Cooperation to Decentralization in Africa ", produced under. Political, administrative, fiscal and market decentralization can also appear in different forms and combinations across countries, within countries and even within sectors.

Political Decentralization. Political decentralization aims to give citizens or their elected representatives more power in public decision-making. implementing and shaping decentralization came from the political society and the state7. Pressures for decentralization in that initial period originated “from above” and not from sub-national bodies or other “bottom-up” actors.

This confirms the need to look at decentralization as a highly politicalFile Size: KB. Decentralization in South Africa: the role of politics. has attempted to undermine political decentralization and the diffusion of power from the central government in a number of ways.

In many other areas of service delivery there has typically been strong cooperation between local and central government even when such cooperation has. The results show that political decentralization and fiscal decentralization inhibit the development of nationalized party systems, thus suggesting that a trade-off exists between decentralized.

to another jurisdiction, decentralization can create world development report / Box South Africa and Uganda: unifying a country through decentralization Decentralization entails the transfer of political, fiscal, and administrative powers to subnational units of government. A government has not decentralized unless the country.

Theories of Decentralization and Local Government brings fresh perspective to the debate and comparative analysis of vertical division of power; i.e. processes of decentralization and relations between central and local (self) governments.

The multiple author book is not just one of many similar around the globe, as it encompasses contributions from many different academics from not only Price: $ I provide a critical overview of the literature on political decentralization. After reviewing first- and second-generation theories of federalism, I describe recent empirical studies focusing mainly on determinants of capture and local government accountability emphasized by second-generation theories.

The article concludes by describing emerging new issues that deserve more attention in. decentralization—resource decentralization —refers to how government resources (revenues, manpower) are distributed between central and subna tional tiers.

Electoral decentralization refers to the method by which subnational officials are selected. IfFile Size: KB. Downloadable. Expert contributors in economics and political science offer a comprehensive breakdown of the issue of local jurisdiction fragmentation and provide recommendations for successful policy reform.

Topics discussed include economies of scale, the costs and benefits of voluntary and forced amalgamation programs, the correlation between government size and corruption, privatization. The benefits of decentralization and demand must be balanced with the negative effects of fragmentation.

As schools are decentralized, unity and beneficial standards would seem harder to manage. The OECD Secretariat () claims, “there is an issue of equality.fiscal, political decentralization and administrative decentralization indexes; Range: 0 – 34, with higher values implying greater aggregate decentralization;Ivanyna and Shah ().This volume presents a framework designed to help international development partners consider the relevance of political economy issues for their programmatic support to decentralization and local government reform.

The intention is neither to advocate decentralization in general or in any particular form, nor to presume or privilege any.