Decentralized Local Governance In Fragile States: Learning From Iraq
This article examines the role that local governance plays in creating an effective state and in building constructive state—society relations. Reconstruction efforts in fragile, post-conflict states have focused largely on central government, yet decentralized local authorities offer a number of positive features. Looking at the governance reconstruction experience in Iraq, the analysis explores the extent to which these positive features have characterized Iraqi sub-national government. The article draws lessons for governance reconstruction more generally, addressing decentralization choices, capacity-building, and political factors.
|Date of creation:||2009|
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|Publication status:||Published in International Review of Administrative Sciences 4.75(2009): pp. 585-607|
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