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EADI Global Development Series

Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions

Editors: Gomez, G., Knorringa, P., Gómez, Georgina M. (Eds.)

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'Development' is what most people see as progress in the places where they live and in the ways they live. It has to do with public services, the ways to complain when these are not delivered properly, and the spaces to change power structures. It is related to the economy, the opportunities to access a secure job, a sustainable livelihood and increased welfare while caring for the planet and others. It is also linked to the institutions that allow people to live life well, using resources ethically and doing business responsibly in relation to other communities and future generations. This edited collection examines the interconnections between local governance, economic development and institutions, by focusing on what initiatives work and under what conditions they do so. Based on a variety of theories and empirical data, it presents evidence from current experiences around the world, revealed by researchers across different continents and several generations.

About the authors

Georgina M. Gómez is Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Local Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has published on alternatives of local economic development, complementary currency systems in Argentina and institutions.
Peter Knorringa is Professor of Private Sector and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is principal researcher of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, and coordinator of the Consumer-Civil society work package, ESRC-funded programme on Rising Powers, Labour Standards and the Governance of Global Production Networks.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Gómez, Georgina M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Governance and Development: The Importance of Legitimacy and Institutional Change

    Herrera, Eduardo Wills

    Pages 19-38

  • Decentralisation and Local Governance Approach: A Prospect for Implementing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

    Awortwi, Nicholas

    Pages 39-63

  • Enhancing Service Delivery at the Local Level in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Future Prospects

    Mumvuma, Takawira

    Pages 64-85

  • Digitisation and Participation in Urban Governance: The Contribution of ICT-Based Spatial Knowledge Management in Indian Cities

    Baud, Isa

    Pages 86-97

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-71838-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions
Editors
  • G. Gomez
  • P. Knorringa
  • Georgina M. Gómez
Series Title
EADI Global Development Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55759-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137557599
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55758-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71838-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 332
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