Local government and decentralisation in post-conflict contexts

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This collection is designed to partially address a gap in the academic literature. Whilst decentralisation is frequently included in peace agreements, the actual scope and role of local government is far less frequently discussed. This gap remains despite a considerable literature on local government in developing countries more generally, particularly with regard to decentralisation; but also despite a considerable and growing literature on post-conflict reconstruction. Despite this, very little has been written specifically on the politics of local government and post-conflict. This collection aims to fill that gap, providing a mixture of case study and conceptual material and also perspectives from both academics and policy-makers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-762
Number of pages15
JournalThird World Thematics
Issue number6
Early online date28 Sept 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Sept 2017


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