Local Self-Governance and Varieties of Statehood Tensions and Cooperation

The debate on governance originates in the OECD world. At the latest since the postcolonial debate, we know that we need to “test” our assumptions under radically different conditions. This book offers an extended perspective of local self-governance by examining cases from South Asia, Africa, and L...

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Other Authors: Neubert, Dieter (Editor), Lauth, Hans-Joachim (Editor), Mohamad-Klotzbach, Christoph (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
Series:Contributions to Political Science
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Local Self-Governance and varieties of statehood: Reflections on tensions and cooperation
  • U.S. Domestic Militias’ Intersections with Government and Authority: How a sociology of individualism informs their praxis
  • Paradoxes of local self-governance: Legitimation strategies of rural councillors under national and global influences in Africa
  • Enacting the housing crises through self-organization? The Cissie Gool occupation of Reclaim the City and its ambivalent relationship to the Capetonian municipality (South Africa)
  • What is “local” and what is “self” in local self-help organisations, and can they work effectively? Experiences from the grass-roots level in Bolivia
  • Pathalgadi Movement, Self-governance, and the Question of ‘Weak State-hood’
  • Samaj as a Form of Self-Organisation among Village Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
  • Jihadi governance in northern Mali: Socio-political orders in contest
  • Cyrenaica Contemporary: Politics, Identity, and Justicein Times of Transition
  • Local Self-governance and Varieties of Statehood: Some Remarks from an Ancient Historian