Asia may be thriving, but it still faces real economic constraints and governance challenges. Danny Quah argues that the region needs to be understood as a whole if these issues are to be addressed. Two-thirds of humanity is Asian. This includes the populations of not just the world’s only two-billion-people economies – China and India – but also tiny nation-states […]
Reader in the Political Economy of Development, LSE
The following text is taken from the jobs and development blog at jobs knowledge.org. The full article and video interview with Dr Faguet can be seen here.
Over the past 40 years, decentralization – that is, central governments devolving authority and resources to democratically elected sub-national governments – has been taking hold, to […]
By Jean-Paul Faguet Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia (University of Michigan Press, 2012) Decentralization is everywhere around us and yet we cannot say what, if anything, it achieves. Proponents argue that it will deepen democracy, improve public services, and make government more accountable. These intuitions have prompted a massive policy response across the globe, with an […]