Executive Politics and Governance
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Recentralisation in Colombia

Authors: Lopez-Murcia, Julian D.

  • Examines processes of administrative, fiscal and political recentralisation in Colombia
  • Utilises elite interviews with former Presidents of Colombia and other national and local politicians and administrators
  • Provides a template for the study of administrative reform across Latin America
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About this book

This book speaks to a wider literature on centralisation and decentralisation, and tackles the question of how to characterise and account for recentralisation in Colombia between central and lower levels of government across a 26-year period. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has once again put the distribution of responsibilities, resources, and authority between different levels of government at the heart of political debate. This book brings this issue to light as a topic central to the study of public administration. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with more than a hundred interviews with former presidents, ministers, members of congress, governors, local mayors and subnational public officials, as well as documentary sources, this book begins with a historical account of recentralisation processes in the world. It then proposes a theoretical framework to explain these processes, before tracing and carefully comparing recentralisation episodes in Colombia using theory-guided process tracing. 


About the authors

Julián D. López-Murcia is Associate Professor at the Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia.

Reviews

"This carefully-researched book helps us better understand how and why countries experience recentralisation – a global trend that has received far less attention than decentralisation but that promises to be just as important.  Based on scores of interviews with high-level officials across five presidential administrations in Colombia, López-Murcia provides a compelling explanation of recentralisation as the result of interactions between economic performance and institutional context. This is a timely contribution to the literature on multilevel governance." (Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, Politics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) 

“Leveraging within-case variation in economic and institutional variables across five presidencies, the book traces the emergence and success of recentralising coalitions in Colombia. In so doing, it generates important lessons for scholars interested in the determinants of institutional strength and stability, decentralization and multilevel governance, and Latin American politics.” (Ezequiel González-Ocantos, Associate Professor, Department of Politics & IR, University of Oxford, UK)

"This book will extend and reinvigorate scholarship on decentralization by adding an interactive framework to explain recentralization. Decentralization and intergovernmental relations scholars and practitioners should find this volume worth reading." (Claudia Avellaneda, Associate Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)


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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recentralisation in Colombia
Authors
Series Title
Executive Politics and Governance
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81674-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81674-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-81673-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 258
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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