Democratic Decentralisation of Natural Resources: Institutional Choice and Discretionary Power Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa

@article{Ribot2003DemocraticDO,
  title={Democratic Decentralisation of Natural Resources: Institutional Choice and Discretionary Power Transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Jesse Craig Ribot},
  journal={Public Administration and Development},
  year={2003},
  volume={23},
  pages={53-65}
}
  • J. Ribot
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • Public Administration and Development
Decentralisation reforms are taking place across Africa. In decentralisation concerning natural resources, local institutions being chosen to receive powers and the degree and form of power transfers, however, do not establish conditions for more efficient or equitable use and management. A combination of locally accountable representation and discretionary powers are also needed. This combined condition is rarely established. Alternative local institutions are chosen even when democratic local… Expand
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