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Democratic Decentralization Through a Natural Resource Lens: Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Authors: 
Ribot, J.C.
Larson, A.M.
Date: 
January 2005

This volume queries the state and effect of the global decentralization movement through the study of natural resource decentralizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The case studies presented here use a comparative framework to characterize the degree to which natural resource decentralizations can be said to be taking place and, where possible, to measure their social and environmental consequences. In general, the cases show that threats to national-level interests are producing resistance that is fettering the struggle for reform.

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Publication type: 
Edited Book
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Page numbers: 
272 pp.
Publisher: 
Routledge, London
Themes: 
Government Policy
Locations: 
Africa
Asia
Americas