The State of Local Government
SourcePublic Policy and Administration / Viešoji Politik Air Administravimas, 14, 3, (2015), pp. 160-176
Article / Letter to editor
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Public Policy and Administration / Viešoji Politik Air Administravimas
SubjectDistributional Conflicts in a Globalizing World: Consequences for State-Market-Civil Society Arrangements
This paper and a special issue of the journal addresses the varying capacity of local governments in different regions in the world. Local Government Capacity as a concept can have varying definitions, but in this framework it seems adequate to simply define it as `the ability of local government to perform their functions in an effective and efficient way´. The idea behind this special issue argues that in order to improve the capacity of local governments especially in regions where its adequate performance is severely needed, a more differentiated approach to capacity-building is required, pinpointing the main factors inhibiting local government performance.
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