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Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (Hardcover)

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Is it always true that decentralization reforms put more power in the hands of governors and mayors? In postdevelopmental Latin America, the surprising answer to this question is no. In fact, a variety of outcomes are possible, depending largely on who initiates the reforms, how they are initiated, and in what order they are introduced. Tulia G. Falleti draws on extensive fieldwork, in-depth interviews, archival records, and quantitative data to explain the trajectories of decentralization processes and their markedly different outcomes in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. In her analysis, she develops a sequential theory and method that are successful in explaining this counterintuitive result. Her research contributes to the literature on path dependence and institutional evolution and will be of interest to scholars of decentralization, federalism, subnational politics, intergovernmental relations, and Latin American politics.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521516792
SKU 211936311
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 052151679X
Release Date 5/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0285
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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