Brinkerhoff, Derick W. and Johnson, Ronald W. (2009): Decentralized Local Governance In Fragile States: Learning From Iraq. Published in: International Review of Administrative Sciences , Vol. 75, No. 4 (2009): pp. 585-607.
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This article examines the role that local governance plays in creating an effective state and in building constructive state—society relations. Reconstruction efforts in fragile, post-conflict states have focused largely on central government, yet decentralized local authorities offer a number of positive features. Looking at the governance reconstruction experience in Iraq, the analysis explores the extent to which these positive features have characterized Iraqi sub-national government. The article draws lessons for governance reconstruction more generally, addressing decentralization choices, capacity-building, and political factors.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Decentralized Local Governance In Fragile States: Learning From Iraq|
|English Title:||Decentralized Local Governance In Fragile States: Learning From Iraq|
|Keywords:||capacity-building; decentralization; good governance; Iraq; post-conflict.|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
|Depositing User:||Abdul Hamid|
|Date Deposited:||23. Mar 2010 06:54|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 20:27|
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