Democracy and Decentralisation in South Asia and West Africa: Participation, Accountability and Performance

By: Richard C. Crook and James Manor

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This book is a study of whether setting up democratic local councils in four developing countries (Ghana, Cote d`Ivoire, Bangladesh and India) actually makes any difference to the popularity, responsiveness and effectiveness of local government and administration. The authors make an important contribution to current debates about `good governance` and whether decentralisation can provide better services for the mass of the population - the poor and the disadvantaged in rural areas. The book is comparative, and based on detailed local fieldwork and popular surveys. Contents 1. Introduction 2. India (Karnataka) 3. Bangladesh 4. Cote d`Ivoire 5. Ghana 6. Conclusions. Printed Pages: 348 with 95 tables and 4 maps.

Title: Democracy and Decentralisation in South Asia and West Africa: Participation, Accountability and Performance

Author Name: Richard C. Crook and James Manor

Categories: South Asia, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press:

ISBN: 0521636477

ISBN 13: 9780521636476

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 027077

Keywords: South Asia Democracy Decentralisation