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Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Understanding Local Governance: An International Perspective

Many countries in the world are undergoing a process of political and administrative decentralization, a process that invariably places new responsibilities on local government. This paper explores the concept of governance and proposes an analytical framework for the study of local governance in an international context. It seeks to identify and understand the causes of poor governance. The paper concludes with a discussion on the challenges facing those who seek to improve governance, particularly in many developing countries.

Working Papers Series No. 88
1998 / 8.5" x 11" / 25 pp.
ISBN-10: 0-89940-573-8
Publication Code (WP-88)


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