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Decentralization, Local Governance and the Democratic Transition in Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by James S. Wunsch Introduction What factors are required for viable, democratic, local governments in Africa? This is an important question for several reasons. First, in an era of continuing… Read More

Allocation of Governmental Authority and Responsibility in Tiered Governance Regimes: The Case of the Chivi Rural District Council Landuse Planning and Conservation By-Laws

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Alois Mandondo Abstract The proper alignment of authority and responsibility within and between various levels of social organization is a fundamental governance problem. This study uses a review approach… Read More

Participatory Natural Resource Management in the Communal Lands of Zimbabwe: What Role for Customary Law?

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Jennifer Mohamed-Katerere Abstract A widely held assumption about environmental management is that its success is dependent upon its relationship to the political process. This is expressed in the emerging… Read More

The Organizational Structures for Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Southern Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Bruce Campbell and Sheona Shackleton Abstract Throughout Southern Africa there has been a move to decentralize natural resource management (NRM). Decentralization has taken many forms, resulting in different organizational… Read More

Challenges Facing a Community Structure to Implement CBNRM in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Michelle Cocks, Anthony Dold and Isla Grundy  Abstract In most developing countries, community based natural resource management (CBNRM) initiatives have been adopted in an attempt to address the issue… Read More

Small Towns in Ghana: Justifications for their Promotion under Ghana’s Decentralisation Programme

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by George Owusu Abstract Abstract: A key objective of Ghana’s decentralization programme is the promotion of small towns, particularly district capitals, as a means of reducing rural-urban migration and the rapid… Read More

Decentralization and Conflict in Uganda: Governance Adrift

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Terrell G. Manyak & Isaac Wasswa Katono Abstract This study examines the challenges that threaten one of Africa’s most ambitious experiments in political, administrative and fiscal decentralization. Based on… Read More