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Democracy in local governance

David William James Sweeting

Democracy in local governance

a case study of the governance of Portsmouth

by David William James Sweeting

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Published by University of Portsmouth in Portsmouth .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Portsmouth, 2001.

StatementDavid William James Sweeting.
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Open LibraryOL18531988M

Local Government, Local Governance and Sustainable Development Getting the Parameters Right Introduction Since , South Africa has experienced a steep learning curve with regard to institutional design in general, and local government in particular. When the transition to democracy took place, South Africa inherited a dysfunctional local govern-File Size: 1MB. Oliver uncovers a healthy and vibrant system of democracy in local U. S. politics. For those worried about the partisan divisions and gridlock that have torn through our national politics, Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy offers a strong message of reassurance."—Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University.

The Role of Local Governance in Sustaining Peace FEBRUARY Introduction The joint resolutions on sustaining peace passed by the UN Security Council and General Assembly suggest that “sustaining peace should be broadly understood as a goal and a process to build a common vision of a society. A Northern Democracy – Introduction to Central and Local Governance in Sweden Since , The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) receives a large number of visitors from various countries.

  Participatory Governance and Representative Democracy refers to this empirical phenomenon as local participatory governance, that is, government-sponsored direct participation between invited citizens and local officials in concrete arrangements and concerning problems that affect them. Participatory governance, we argue, may take many forms Pages: The Promise of Good Governance A REVIEW BY DIANE E. DAVIS Going Local: Decentralization, Democratization, and the Promise of Good Governance By Merilee S. Grindle Princeton University Press, , pp. This methodologically rigorous and carefully crafted book is .


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It reveals how inclusive local institutions that integrate national and local governance make democracy work better. Across most of the developed world, early forms of the national state entrenched the local power of elites.

In Anglo-American and Swiss democracies, state formation imposed enduring tensions with local civic : Jefferey M. Sellers, Anders Lidström, Yooil Bae.

Bootstrapping Democracy highlights the importance of local-level innovations and democratic advances, charting a middle path between those who theorize that globalization hollows out democracy and those who celebrate globalization as a means of fostering democratic values.

Uncovering the state's role in creating an "associational environment 4/5(1). Suggested Citation: "Democracy and Governance in Africa." National Research Council. Democratization in Africa: African Views, African Voices.

Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / dangerous, because the more we try to decentralize, the more we come up against certain community realities that may dismantle or. Despite increasing interest in how involvement in local government can improve governance and lead to civic renewal, questions remain about participation's real impact.

This book investigates participatory budgeting—a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs—to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the : Aurora Ndreu.

Demonstrated through case studies of daily politics in Hout Bay, Democracy Disconnected shows how Cape Town residents engage local rule. In the absence of democratic control, urban rule in the Global South becomes a complex and contingent framework of multiple and multilevel forms of urban governance (FUG) that involve City Hall, but are not.

governance often ignored, the local level closest to the citizens. It does not purport to offer all the answers to designing a system of local democracy or to managing a complex city.

Instead, the goal is to provoke a close reexamination of the purpose, form, and nature of local democracy world-wide and to share common experiences and.

Decentralization and Popular Democracy. Decentralization is everywhere around us and yet we cannot say what, if anything, it achieves. Proponents argue that it will deepen democracy, improve public services, and make government more accountable.

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In the first part, the meaning of governance is explained. In the second part, the transition from government to governance in Turkey is depicted.

In this section File Size: 1MB. 'In Oral Democracy, Sanyal and Rao engage in a detailed comparative analysis to illuminate how local state capacity and literacy influence the extent to which an institutionalized system of public collective deliberation (gram sabhas) contributes to the transformation of the Cited by: 2.

At the start of the 21st century, there is a dramatic revival in emphasis on local democracy. This renewed interest in the principles and procedures of democratic governance at the level closest to the people is in some ways a return to the foundations of democratic theory and practice.

Direct citizen involvement is the basis of community spirit and health. The book provides up to date and historical context for how to strengthen democratic local governance in Asia as well as conceptual clarification and country case studies. It convincingly shows that decentralization is a necessary but insufficient reform to ensure people’s participation, gender equality, service delivery and accountability.

Local Governance Barometer (Impact Alliance) 60 3. Good Governance for Local Development – GOFORGOLD Index (Afghanistan) 66 4. Local Democracy Assessment Guide (International IDEA) 70 5.

Indicators of Local Democratic Governance (Tocqueville Research Centre & OSI) 74 6. Methodological Guidelines for Local Governance Analysis (UNDP) 78 7. Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people exercise the authority of government.

Who people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and cornerstones of these issues are freedom of assembly and speech, inclusiveness and equality, membership.

In his book Urban Political Analysis: From Local Government to Local Governance. Dearlove, J. Democracy and Power in an American City. : Oliver Meza. Participatory Governance and Representative Democracy refers to this empirical phenomenon as local participatory governance, that is, government-sponsored direct participation between invited citizens and local officials in concrete arrangements and concerning problems that affect them.

Participatory governance, we argue, may take many forms. Introduction to constitutional law Unwritten constitution Characteristics and classifications of constitutions The Zambian constitution (salient features) Government under the constitution Citizens (governed) in a democracy Central, local government and democracy Devolution, federalism and democracy Concept of separation of powers Rationale for.

This book is about four models of local governance: the traditional 'localist' model, the New Right's 'individual' model, the New Left's 'mobilisation' model, and government's own 'centralist' model. It tests them against public opinion as expressed in interviews with ordinary citizens, with councillors, and with members of.

Local governance, decentralisation and corruption in Bangladesh and Nigeria Hamish A. Nixon and Alina Rocha Menocal, Nieves Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, Nigeria, on Multi-level Governance, Decentralisation implementation of decentralised local governance.

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The term is used to contrast with offices at state level, which are referred to as the central government, national government, or (where appropriate) federal government and also to supranational government which deals with governing.

The objective of this book is to explain variations in the adoption and implementation of local democracy across developing countries. It disputes what it characterizes as two common views on the subject: the first, that local democratization is simply an extension of national democratization; and the second, that it is one form of decentralization or the transfer of power from higher to lower.Prepared under the Democracy and Governance Analytical Services Indefinite Quantity Contract, # AID-OAA-I Submitted to: USAID/Ghana Prepared by: Leslie Fox, Team Leader Dr.

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MEANING OF GOVERNANCEGovernance in GeneralThe word “governance” came from the Latin verb “gubernare,” or more originally from the Greek word “kubernaein,” which means “to steer.” Basing on its etymology, governance refers to the manner of steering or governing, or of directing and controlling, a group of people or a ance is essentially related to politics.