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Decentralisation of government.

Robert Maclennan

Decentralisation of government.

by Robert Maclennan

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Published by Social Democratic Party in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Paper prepared for discussion at the SDP Conference, October 1981.

SeriesDiscussion paper / Social Democratic Party -- 1
ContributionsSocial Democratic Party.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13986634M

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Decentralization is often decided top-down and is a strategy for increasing the head-offices’ capacity to achieve proposed objectives, but devolution is usually a response to demands for more local or regional autonomy to which government officials in the central government reluctantly : Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira.

  What decentralization does, rather, is to empower (or create) subnational governments by devolving significant resources and authority to them.   It makes the provision of local, regional, and national public services the joint responsibility of two or more levels of government. In the end, the author notes that if decentralization is to work, the local government at the community level needs not only implementing power, but also decision-making power and resources to carry out the task of managing the resources, and participation by the whole community needs to be encouraged, not just by some sectors of the community.

erate a more decentralized federation. Building or rebuilding a federal model has many objectives, including cultural and political ones on which this book does not dwell (Riker ; Stepan ). The economic objectives are more than fi scal—the focus of this book—and have to do with provid - ing a better context for economic Size: KB. 9 Decentralization in the Public Sector of government transcending that with a purely local orientation. Like- wise, the development of a viable system of higher education reaching out beyond major urban centers requires a supra-local presence. And, finally, as has been argued in .


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