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Decentralization in Africa: The Paradox of State Strength

J. Tyler Dickovick

ISBN 10: 1626370532 / ISBN 13: 9781626370531
Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers
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Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

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In recent decades, laws passed by African governments to transfer power and resources to local and other subnational governments (SNGs) have been greeted by many in the policy community with enthusiasm. But how far has decentralization really gone in Africa? How well does it work? And what have been its consequences? The authors of Decentralization in Africa work within a common conceptual framework to examine the process in 10 countries, contrasting clear increases in the legal authority of SNGs with the reality of limited successes in deepening democracy.

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J. Tyler Dickovick is associate professor of politics at Washington and Lee University. James S. Wunsch is professor of political science and international studies at Creighton University.

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