Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions

Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions

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Overview

'Development' is what most people see as progress in the places where they live and in the ways they live. It has to do with public services, the ways to complain when these are not delivered properly, and the spaces to change power structures. It is related to the economy, the opportunities to access a secure job, a sustainable livelihood and increased welfare while caring for the planet and others. It is also linked to the institutions that allow people to live life well, using resources ethically and doing business responsibly in relation to other communities and future generations. This edited collection examines the interconnections between local governance, economic development and institutions, by focusing on what initiatives work and under what conditions they do so. Based on a variety of theories and empirical data, it presents evidence from current experiences around the world, revealed by researchers across different continents and several generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349718382
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Series: EADI Global Development Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Georgina M. Gómez is Senior Lecturer in Institutions and Local Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has published on alternatives of local economic development, complementary currency systems in Argentina and institutions.
Peter Knorringa is Professor of Private Sector and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is principal researcher of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, and coordinator of the Consumer-Civil society work package, ESRC-funded programme on Rising Powers, Labour Standards and the Governance of Global Production Networks.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Local Governance, Economic Development and Institutions: Essays in Honour of AHJ (Bert) Helmsing; Georgina M. Gomez, Peter Knorringa and Ariane A. Corradi
PART I. LOCAL GOVERNANCE: PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AMBITIONS, DECENTRALISATION AND CONTINUED INFORMALITY
1. Governance and Development: The Importance of Legitimacy and Institutional Change; Eduardo Wills Herrera
2. Decentralisation and Local Governance Approach: A Prospect for Implementing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals; Nicholas Awortwi
3. Enhancing Service Delivery at the Local Level in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Future Prospects; Takawira Mumvuma
4. Digitisation and Participation in Urban Governance: The Contribution of ICT-Based Spatial Knowledge Management in Indian Cities; Isa Baud
5. Housing Disablement: Market Failures, Haphazard Policies and the Global Proliferation of Slums; Erhard Berner
6. From Development Aid to Fostering Global Public Goods, the Role of Institutions and Institutional Change; Meine Pieter van Dijk
PART II. WHERE VALUE CHAINS AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEET: POWER ASYMMETRIES, AGENCY, AND THE ROLE OF TRUST
7. Effectiveness and Pertinence of Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Regional Competitiveness at the Level of Value Chain. The Case of Colombia; Alexander Blandón L—pez
8. Governance Dynamics: Textile, Talavera-Style Ceramic and Fireworks Production in Central Mexico; Rocío Rosales Ortega, Víctor Manuel Velázquez Duran and Jessica Mariela Tolentino
9. Building Local Agency: The Case of a Nicaraguan Association in the Coffee Global Value Chain; Georgina M. Gomez
10. Global Value Chains and Inclusive Development: Unpacking Smallholder Producers' Agency; Sietze Vellema
11. At the Frontier of Economic Development: Unravelling Institutional Change in Fragile Environments; Holly A Ritchie
PART III. HOW ACTORS CO-SHAPE AND ADAPT TO EVOLVING INSTITUTIONS TO LEVERAGE THEIR RESOURCES
12. Beyond Friend or Foe: Foreign Investment, Responsible Business and Local Development in Africa; Guus (A.C.M.) van Westen and Annelies (E.B.) Zoomers
13. Incorporating Smallholders' Values into Value Chains through Partnerships; Joy Clancy and Avinash Narayanaswamy
14. Brazilian Business Incubators: Brokerage in a Multi-Actor Approach to Local Economic Development; Ariane Agnes Corradi
15. Absorptive Capacity and Local Networking of Home-Based Enterprises in 'Kampong Cyber', Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Jan Fransen and Pahala H.L. Gaol
16. Auto Mechanics and Business Practices in Ghana; Jerome Rudolf Awortwe-Abban

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