Administrative decentralization: strategies for developing countries
* Examines administrative decentralization strategies in developing countries * Case studies include Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mexico * Written in cooperation with the United Nations Cohen and Peterson have created a practical and theoretically rich look at administrative decentralization from the past four decades, with a focus on the problems confronting developing countries since the 1990s. This groundbreaking work debates the role of administrative systems--including institutional monopolies and pluralistic states--in implementing decentralization strategies and reforms.
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The Evolution of Decentralization Concepts
Current Frameworks of Decentralization
Toward a New Theory of Administrative Design
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