"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
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.