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Political Capture of Decentralization: Vote Buying through Grants to Local Jurisdictions

Stuti Khemani

in Is Decentralization Good For Development?: Perspectives from Academics and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198737506
eISBN:
9780191800894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737506.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

A recent trend in decentralization in several large and diverse countries is the creation of local jurisdictions below the regional level—municipalities, towns, and villages—whose spending is almost ... More


Decentralization and Accountability in Post-Socialist Cambodia and Vietnam

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

in The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

International development actors such as the World Bank have enthusiastically endorsed decentralization as a way of boosting accountability and responsiveness, by unleashing local initiative and ... More


The Family in Flux: Family and Personal Relationships in Rural Areas, 1954–1966

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the personal and family relationships in rural China during the period from 1954 to 1966. It evaluates the impacts on these relationships of two key political events during this ... More


Main Ideas

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the main argument of the book. It explains why both nationalist and cosmopolitan views do not account for a distinctive and politically important class of socioeconomic fairness ... More


Equal Citizens

in Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned with the process of claiming various territories in Buenos Aires. It is argued that this claiming process also sets into motion the cementing of political decentralization ... More


The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes: An Overview

Scott Mainwaring, Ana María Bejarano, and Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez

in The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752787
eISBN:
9780804767910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the crisis of democratic representation in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It explains the concept of the ... More


The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Calls by political leaders, social activists, and international policy and aid actors for accountability reforms to improve governance have never been more widespread. For some analysts, the ... More


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