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Title Local governance, economic development and institutions / edited by Georgina M. Gomez, Peter Knorringa.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Series EADI global development series
EADI global development.
Subject Local government -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Sustainable development -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Developing countries -- Politics and government -- Case studies.
Developing countries -- Economic policy -- Case studies.
Alt Name Gómez, Georgina,
Knorringa, Peter, 1964-
Description 1 online resource.
Note Includes index.
Summary '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.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I Local Governance: Public Development Ambitions, Decentralisation and Continued Informality; 1 Governance and Development: The Importance of Legitimacy and Institutional Change; 2 Decentralisation and Local Governance Approach: A Prospect for Implementing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals; 3 Enhancing Service Delivery at the Local Level in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Future Prospects.
4 Digitisation and Participation in Urban Governance: The Contribution of ICT-Based Spatial Knowledge Management in Indian Cities; 5 Housing Disablement: Market Failures, Haphazard Policies and the Global Proliferation of Slums; 6 From Development Aid to Fostering Global Public Goods: The Role of Institutions and Institutional Change; Part II Where Value Chains and Local Economic Development Meet: Power Asymmetries, Agency, and the Role of Trust; 7 Effectiveness and Pertinence of Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Regional Competitiveness at the Level of Value Chain: The Case of Colombia.
8 Governance Dynamics: Textile, Talavera-Style Ceramic and Fireworks Production in Central Mexico; 9 Building Local Agency: The Case of a Nicaraguan Association in the Coffee Global Value Chain; 10 Global Value Chains and Inclusive Development: Unpacking Smallholder Producers' Agency; 11 At the Frontier of Economic Development: Unravelling Institutional Change in Fragile Environments; Part III How Actors Co-shape and Adapt to Evolving Institutions to Leverage Their Resources; 12 Beyond Friend or Foe: Foreign Investment, Responsible Business and Local Development in Africa.
13 Incorporating Smallholders' Values into Value Chains through Partnerships; 14 Brazilian Business Incubators: Brokerage in a Multi-Actor Approach to Local Economic Development; 15 Absorptive Capacity and Local Networking of Home-Based Enterprises in 'Kampong Cyber', Yogyakarta, Indonesia; 16 Auto Mechanics and Business Practices in Ghana; Index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 19, 2016).
ISBN 9781137557599 (electronic bk.)
1137557591 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 946358350
Additional Format Print version: Local governance, economic development and institutions. Hampshire, [England] ; New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 xviii, 332 pages EADI global development. 9781137557582