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The Tangled Web of Associational Life

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This paper examines how decentralization and informalization are reshaping urban governance in contemporary Africa. By exploring the interface between urban institutional failures and popular organizational solutions, the paper considers how informal gove

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  • Meagher, Kate, 2010. "The Tangled Web of Associational Life," WIDER Working Paper Series 050, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  • Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2010-50
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    1. Brautigam, Deborah, 1997. "Substituting for the state: Institutions and industrial development in eastern Nigeria," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(7), pages 1063-1080, July.
    2. Jo Beall, 2001. "From social networks to public action in urban governance: where does benefit accrue?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(7), pages 1015-1021.
    3. Tripp, Aili Mari, 2001. "Non-formal Institutions, Informal Economies, and the Politics of Inclusion," WIDER Working Paper Series 108, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    4. Knorringa, Peter, 1999. "Agra: An Old Cluster Facing the New Competition," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 27(9), pages 1587-1604, September.
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    informal economy; urban governance; Nigeria; enterprise clusters; civil society;

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