Democratic Decentralisation through a Natural Resource Lens: Cases from Africa, Asia and Latin America

1st Edition

Jesse C. Ribot, Anne M. Larson

Routledge
Published October 15, 2009
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9780415568265 - CAT# Y106360

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Summary

This volume queries the state and effect of the global decentralization movement through the study of natural resource decentralizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The case studies presented here use a comparative framework to characterize the degree to which natural resource decentralizations can be said to be taking place and, where possible, to measure their social and environmental consequences. In general, the cases show that threats to national-level interests are producing resistance that is fettering the struggle for reform.

This book was published as a special issue of the European Journal of Development Research.

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