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Decentralizing the State

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This book explores decentralizing reforms in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. This book explores the location and ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This book explores decentralizing reforms in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Klappentext

This book explores the location and dynamics of power within the state, focusing on a recent wave of decentralizing reforms that have swept across both developed and developing countries in recent years. Variation in the timing of reform across countries only vaguely relates to the genesis of an international consensus pushed by big lenders and development banks or the reemergence of democracy in decentralizing countries. This book develops a theory linking decentralization's adoption to the electoral concerns of political parties: decentralization represents a desirable strategy for parties whose support at subnational levels appears more secure than their prospects in national elections. The book examines this argument against experiences in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela and speculates on how recent political changes may affect decentralization's shape and extent in coming years.

Zusammenfassung
Decentralization is one of the most dramatic political and economic trends in the last few decades. This book, first published in 2005, seeks to address its causes, exploring decentralizing reforms in Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela - five unexpected decentralizers.

Inhalt

Part I. Electoral Theory and Comparative Evidence: 1. Introduction; 2. A political theory of decentralization; 3. Decentralization in comparative perspective; Part II. In-Depth Country Studies: 4. The Colombian experience; 5. The Bolivian experience; 6. Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela; Part III. Comparisons, Conclusions, and Extensions: 7. Comparisons, conclusions, and extensions; 8. Afterword.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Decentralizing the State
Untertitel: Elections, Parties, and Local Power in the Andes
Autor:
EAN: 9780521609708
ISBN: 978-0-521-60970-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 286
Gewicht: 443g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T16mm
Jahr: 2013