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Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco Strategies of Centralization and Decentralization

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ISBN-10: 0231183585

ISBN-13: 9780231183581

Edition: 2018

Authors: Janine A. Clark

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In recent years, authoritarian states in the Middle East and North Africa have faced increasing international pressure to decentralize political power. Decentralization is presented as a panacea that will foster good governance and civil society, helping citizens procure basic services and fight corruption. Jordan and Morocco test these assumptions about the benefits of localism: while both are monarchies with elected parliaments and recent experiences of liberalization, Morocco began devolving certain responsibilities to municipal councils decades ago, while Jordan has consistently followed a path of greater centralization. Janine A. Clark examines why Morocco decentralized while Jordan…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.33" long x 1.23" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Janine A. Clark is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph and co-editor (with Remonda Bensabat-Kleinberg) of Economic Liberalization, Democratization, and Civil Society in the Developing World.