Local Governance in Africa: The Challenges of Democratic Decentralization

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Local Governance
in Africa

The Challenges of
Democratic Decentralization

Dele Olowu
James S. Wunsch

with contributions by
Joseph Ayee
Gerrit M. Desloovere
Simon Fass
Dan Ottemoeller
Paul Smoke

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Introduction: Local Governance and Democratic Decentralization in Africa 1
  • Notes *
  • 2 - The Historical Context 29
  • Notes *
  • 3 - New Dimensions in African Decentralization 47
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  • 4 - South Africa and Botswana: the Impact of National Context 81
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  • 5 - Nigeria: Local Governance and Primary Health Care 107
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  • 6 - Ghana: a Top-Down Initiative 125
  • Notes 154
  • 7 - Chad: Governance by the Grassroots 155
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  • 8 - Uganda: Multiple Levels of Local Governance 181
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  • 9 - Kenya: Erosion and Reform from the Center 211
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  • 10 - Conclusions: What Have We Learned? 237
  • Notes *
  • References 273
  • The Contributors 297
  • Index 299
  • About the Book 310
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