Planning and Decentralization: Contested Spaces for Public Action in the Global South

1st Edition

Victoria A. Beard, Faranak Miraftab, Christopher Silver

Published June 4, 2008
Reference - 234 Pages
ISBN 9780415414982 - CAT# RU51450

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The first in-depth study of the impact of economic and political decentralization on planning practice in developing economies, this innovative volume, using original case study research by leading experts drawn from diverse fields of inquiry, from planning to urban studies, geography and economics, explores the dramatic transformation that decentralization implies in responsibilities of the local planning and governance structures.

It examines a range of key issues, including:

  • public and private finance
  • local leadership and electoral issues
  • planning in post-conflict societies.

Offering unique insights into how planning has changed in specific countries, paying particular attention to South East Asian economies, India and South Africa, this excellent volume is an invaluable resource for researchers, graduate students and planners interested in urban planning in its international political and economic context.


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