Decentralizing the State: Elections, Parties, and Local Power in the Andes / Edition 1

Decentralizing the State: Elections, Parties, and Local Power in the Andes / Edition 1

by Kathleen O'Neill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521609704

ISBN-13: 9780521609708

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela (the Andean countries of Latin America, political and fiscal decentralization has generally shown and unprecedented devolution of power from national to local governments, according to the author. Focusing on the period 1980 to 2000, she offers a comparative analysis of the causes of decentralization in the five

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In Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela (the Andean countries of Latin America, political and fiscal decentralization has generally shown and unprecedented devolution of power from national to local governments, according to the author. Focusing on the period 1980 to 2000, she offers a comparative analysis of the causes of decentralization in the five countries, combining methodologies of formal modeling, simulation, regression analysis, archival research, and interviews with policy makers at different levels of government. She derives an electoral theory of devolution and tests against individual case studies of each country. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521609708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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