Von Luebke, Christian
Why do some local governments perform well, while others perform badly? This question, which frames the analysis of the present study, connects to a wider puzzle in recent development debates. Many post-authoritarian regimes that have embarked on pronounced decentralization and local democracy reforms display, if anything, declining government performance over the last ten years. The persistence of bureaucratic inefficiencies and corruption, irrespective of efforts to 'move governments closer...[Show more]
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