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Decentralised governance: crafting effective democracies around the world

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for this panel discussion for the launch of Decentralised governance: crafting effective democracies around the world, a new publication from LSE Press.

This new book brings together a new generation of political economy studies, blending theoretical insights with empirical innovation, including broad cross-country data as well as detailed studies of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya and Colombia. The authors investigate the pros and cons of decentralisation in both democratic and autocratic regimes, and the effects of critical factors such as advances in technology, citizen-based data systems, political entrepreneurship in ethnically diverse societies, and reforms aimed at improving transparency and monitoring.

Meet our speakers and chair

Jean-Paul Faguet is Professor of Political Economy of Development in the Department of International Development at LSE. He is the co-programme director of the MSc in Development Management. He is also chair of the Decentralization Task Force at Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue.

Sarmistha Pal is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Surrey. She has served as a research fellow at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, research affiliate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford and also a Leverhulme research fellow in the United Kingdom.

Fabio Sánchez is a Full Professor at the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes and was the Director of the Research Center of the same school.

Adnan Khan (@adnanqk) is currently on secondment as Chief Economist to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK. Before joining the School of Public Policy and STICERD, Professor Khan served as Research and Policy Director at the International Growth Centre at LSE and taught public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

More about this event

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Launched in May 2018, LSE Press (@lsepress) supports the promotion of high-quality social science research and enables wide public access through the use of open, digital publication methods. We publish books and journals and encourage and facilitate innovative and experimental publications. LSE Press works with authors to develop and launch publications that reflect the LSE founding purpose and mission.

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September 26
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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