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Taking stock of Rwanda’s decentralisation: changing local governance in a post-conflict environment

Chemouni, Benjamin (2017) Taking stock of Rwanda’s decentralisation: changing local governance in a post-conflict environment. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal. ISSN 2380-2014

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Identification Number: 10.1080/23802014.2016.1297207

Abstract

This article takes stock of Rwanda’s decentralisation by reviewing the existing evidence and putting them into perspective with the wider literature on decentralisation. It challenges the narrative that depicts the Rwandan decentralisation as a wholly negative or destabilising process by arguing that the focus of the scholarship on lack of popular participation should not ignore key dynamics that had significant stabilising effects. Yet, as the Rwandan economy and society are becoming more diversified, introduction of bottom-up mechanisms of decisionmaking will be necessary in the future to enhance the government responsiveness to evolving local needs and ensure stability in the long run.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rtwt20/current
Additional Information: © 2017 Informa UK
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 08:22
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2020 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71988

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