How local is urban governance in fragile states? Theory and practice of capital city politics in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.

@inproceedings{Esser2008HowLI,
  title={How local is urban governance in fragile states? Theory and practice of capital city politics in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.},
  author={Daniel E. Esser},
  year={2008}
}
Historically capital cities in less developed countries such as Sierra Leone and Afghanistan have served as sites of deliberate attempts to bring about change in both local and national political systems. Ranging from modernist agendas to contemporary donor-driven 'reconstruction' efforts, strategies to build effective state structures, including local governance institutions, have been at the core of such politics. Drawing on a multidisciplinary methodology that combines historical analysis… CONTINUE READING

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