Decentralization and Popular Democracy and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 3.90 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading Decentralization and Popular Democracy on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia [Paperback]

Jean-Paul Faguet

RRP: 20.65
Price: 20.48 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 0.17 (1%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 26 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 19.46  
Hardcover 67.55  
Paperback 20.48  
Trade In this Item for up to 3.90
Trade in Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 3.90, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

30 Aug 2013
Bolivia decentralised in an effort to deepen democracy, improve public services, and make government more accountable. Unlike many countries, Bolivia succeeded. Over the past generation, public investment shifted dramatically toward primary services and resource distribution became far more equitable, partly due to the creation of new local governments. Many municipalities responded to decentralisation with transparent, accountable government, yet others suffered ineptitude, corruption, or both. Why? Jean-Paul Faguet combines broad econometric data with deep qualitative evidence to investigate the social underpinnings of governance. He shows how the interaction of civic groups and business interests determines the quality of local decision making.

In order to understand decentralisation, Faguet argues, we must understand governance from the ground up. Drawing on his findings, he offers an evaluation of the potential benefits of decentralisation and recommendations for structuring successful reform.

Frequently Bought Together

Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia + Reconstructing Development Theory: International Inequality, Institutional Reform and Social Emancipation + Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty
Price For All Three: 53.95

Buy the selected items together

Product details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


"All in all, this is an excellent piece that provides enough material to change our understanding of the impact of decentralization on public policy, not just in Latin America, but more generally. It will surely form the basis for additional academic studies of decentralization around the world, and hopefully its insights will also inform those interested in the practice of decentralization."--Martin Ardanaz, "Publius: The Journal of Federalism"--Martin Ardanaz"Publius: The Journal of Federalism" (02/27/2013)

About the Author

Jean-Paul Faguet is Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Chair of the Decentralization Task Force of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, USA.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category