Local accountability and national coordination in fiscal federalism : a fine balance

"Scholars and practitioners have long hailed fiscal federalism as a critical tool for improving government services, but it has not always lived up to its promise when applied in specific countries. This book offers both an explanation for such mixed effects and a roadmap for better outcomes in...

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Main Authors: Hankla, Charles R., Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge (Author), Ponce Rodríguez, Raúl Alberto (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northampton Edward Elgar Publishing 2019, 2019
Series:Studies in fiscal federalism and state-local finance series
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Collection Business & Economics - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Decentralization and parties
  • 2: Building the theory: Majoritarian electoral systems and party integration
  • 3: Building the theory: Majoritarian electoral systems and non-integrated parties
  • 4: Building the theory: Proportional representation and closed party lists
  • 5: Building the theory: Proportional representation and open party lists
  • 6: Decentralization and integrated parties: Summarizing the models
  • 7: Empirically testing the role of political institutions
  • 8: Two comparative case studies: Political parties and local governance in nigeria and senegal
  • 9: Conclusion: A fine balance
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index