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Decentralisation in Africa

Decentralisation in Africa

a pathway out of poverty and conflict?

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Published by Amsterdam University in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decentralization in government -- Africa

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGordon Crawford and Christof Hartmann.
    ContributionsHartmann, Christof.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ1875.A55 .D4233 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination260 p. ;
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22799689M
    ISBN 109053569340
    ISBN 109789053569344
    LC Control Number2008464935

    African governments have undergone repeated decentralization reforms since the early colonial period. However, in the most recent wave (beginning in the late s), the language of reform has shifted from an emphasis on national cohesion and the management of local populations to a discourse more focused on democratization, pluralism and rights. 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.

    from book Decentralisation, School-Based Management, and Quality (pp) Decentralisation and Education in Africa: The Case of Uganda Chapter January with 2, Reads.   ABSTRACT Decentralisation in Ghana, and across sub-Saharan Africa, faces a number of challenges to successful local governance provision because there are a number of formal and informal actors to choose from.

    Decentralization Books Showing of 33 The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations (Hardcover) by. Ori Brafman (Goodreads Author) (shelved 4 times as decentralization) avg rating — 4, ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to . The authors argue that Africa could develop through decentralisation and structuring development projects. The book is divided into ten major chapters. In their initial arguments, the authors were able to relate the Lagos Plan of Action (LPA) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), where African leaders have chosen the.


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Decentralisation in Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

This volume questions whether this sort of decentralization offers a significant pathway out of poverty and conflict in Africa—addressing issues of poverty reduction in Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, and Tanzania and issues of conflict management in Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa.

A well-researched and authoritative book on decentralization. A must read for students and researchers interested in contemporary decentralization in Africa and ways in which regimes within the continent entrench themselves in an age of democratization.

(John Boye Ejobowah Publius: The Journal of Federalism)Cited by: 7. Decentralisation in Africa: A Pathway out of Poverty and Conflict?: A Way Out of Poverty and Conflict. (European Association of Development Institutes Publications) - Kindle edition by Gordon Crawford, Christof Hartmann.

Download it once and read it. Focusing on two claims in particular, this book questions whether decentralisation does offer a significant pathway out of poverty and conflict in Africa.

Issues of poverty reduction are addressed in Uganda, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania, while those of conflict management are explored in Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Rwanda.

Experiences from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania. Size: mm x mm. The aim of a well-designed decentralisation programme is to deliver effective services to all citizens and to deepen democracy through active popular participation in local governance.

Through detailed case studies of decentralisation policies in five sub-Saharan African countries – Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania – this book. Usually economic books are extremely dense and quite frankly "hard reads" but Decentralization and Reform in Africa was not.

Indeed it was thought-provoking and complex, but Boko seemed to relate ideas and recommendations in an understandably unique by: 8. This volume questions whether this sort of decentralization offers a significant pathway out of poverty and conflict in Africa—addressing Decentralisation in Africa book of poverty reduction in Uganda, Ghana, Malawi, and Tanzania and issues of conflict management in Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and Rwanda.

several criteria to guide and stagger the decentralisation process are offered. The authors conclude that while decentralisation is not without its disadvantages, decentralisation of health care services in South Africa can make a phenomenal impact on the quality.

The contributors to Decentralization and Local Governance in Developing Countries examine this institutional transformation from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, offering detailed case studies of decentralization in eight countries: Bolivia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, and of these.

Decentralisation in South Africa. With the. upcoming local elections. it is pertinent to analyse the. decentralisation patterns in South Africa. In order tocomplete its transition towards a constitutional democracy, South Africa decided to renew its local governance system after apartheid.

Sincethe Republic of South Africa is a. Decentralization is transforming the structure of governance in Africa. Since the middle of the ls most African countries have started a transfer of power, resources and responsibilities to their subnational governments. The pace of transformation is very uneven across countries.

This book attempts to examine the variety of types and degrees of decentralisation found across Africa, and hopes not only to further understanding and appreciation of current trends, tendencies, and patterns and point to new directions for future research, but also to facilitate cross-national learning and cross-fertilisation of ideas among.

This working paper is an output of the Renewable Energy And Decentralization (READ) project, a research project (EP/L/1, ) funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK Department of International. The aim of this book is to contribute to this literature, with a particular emphasis on the outcomes of decentralisation in Africa on the two themes of poverty re- duction and the management of violent conflict.

This initial chapter introduces the book. It proceeds in five sections. First, key terms are defined. DECENTRALISATION IN AFRICA: GOALS, DIMENSIONS, MYTHS AND CHALLENGES PAUL SMOKE* New York University, New York, USA SUMMARY Decentralisation is a complex and often somewhat elusive phenomenon.

Many countries around the world have been attempt. Agrawal, A and Ribot J. Accountability in Decentralization: A Framework with South Asian and West African Environmental Cases. The Journal of Developing Areas Crook, R.

and Manor, J. Democracy and Descentralisation in South Asia and West Africa. Agenda is the blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future.

It is the strategic framework for delivering on Africa’s goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African.

The argument of the book. Conceptualisation and methods. Outline of the book. Four Strategies of Manipulation. Advocating for decentralisation after the Cold War. How decentralisation failed to deliver.

and potential effects of political decentralisation in Africa. The report identifies 10 guidelines for making decentralisation work and allowing it to be conducive to regional development.

Beyond the guidelines, the report proposes concrete tools for policy-makers, including detailed sets of recommendations, checklists, pitfalls to avoid and examples of good practices, both in unitary and federal countries.

Some of the first territorial decentralization programs. on the continent in fact precede the post-conflict federal reforms, and can be traced. back to the late s.2In a decade or so, the entire Sub-Saharan Africa almost in.

unison has become decentralized. In book: Decentralization in Africa: The Paradox of State Strength, Chapter: 2, Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Editors: J. Tyler Dickovick, James Wunsch, pp - 43 This book is the.Book Description.

The s were marked by democratic reforms throughout Africa, which went in tandem with decentralization reforms. The chapters of the volume all highlight the gradual changes that have taken place since.Uganda s decentralization policy is one of the most ambitious and radical in sub-Saharan Africa.

A long tradition of local government already existed in Uganda in when the National Resistance Movement came to power, so when the Presidential Policy Statement on decentralization was issued init only formalized and articulated the Ugandan government s commitment to the decentralized.