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La décentralisation dans les pays en développement : une revue de la littérature - Decentralization in developing countries: A literature review

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  • Emilie Caldeira

    (CERDI - Centre d'études et de recherches sur le developpement international - CNRS - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I)

  • Grégoire Rota-Graziosi

    (CERDI - Centre d'études et de recherches sur le developpement international - CNRS - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I)

Cet article propose une revue de la littérature consacrée à la décentralisation dans les pays en voie de développement. Reprenant la distinction des fonctions de l’État établie par Musgrave (allocation redistribution et stabilisation) ainsi que deux principes généraux - le principe de proximité politique et celui de compétition – nous établissons une grille de lecture de la littérature étudiée. Un bilan des études empiriques est également établi. La conclusion souligne certaines questions relatives aux travaux empiriques, qui appellent de plus amples investigations. This article offers a literature review on decentralization in developing countries. Considering the three economic functions of the State pointed out by Musgrave (stabilization, distribution and allocation) and two general principles - the proximity and the competition principles- we establish a reading grid of the literature studied. A review of empirical studies is also established. The conclusion underlines certain issues relating to empirical studies that call for further investigations.

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