Genre : Political Science
Publisher : University of Nairobi Press
ISBN_10 : 9789966846983
Copyright Year : 2008
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Efficient delivery of public services in Africa and other developing regions has for a long time been hindered by highly centralized government bureaucracies (Mwabu et al., 2001). In Kenya, several efforts have been made to reduce unnecessary layers of government to make service provision to the populace more effective. This book reports on recent decentralization and devolution innovations in Kenya. The volume is organized into three parts and contains a total of 12 chapters including the introduction. The chapters in Part 1 (Structures and Institutions) provide a comprehensive analysis of institutional and organizational environment in which decentralization and devolution reforms have been taking place over the last three decades. Part 2 (Principles and Processes) contains chapters that clarify decentralization and devolution concepts, with applications to selected local authorities. The chapters in Part 3 (Service Delivery and Financing) illustrate advantages of provision and financing of services at the local level, with a focus on the role of community participation in improving accountability and efficiency in resource use.

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📒 Devolution In Britain Today by Colin Pilkington

Genre : History
Publisher : Manchester University Press
ISBN_10 : 0719060761
Copyright Year : 2002
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A comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of devolved government in Britain today.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Imprint Academic
ISBN_10 : 0907845878
Copyright Year : 2004
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This book provides a stock-take of the effect of devolution during the first term of the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly of Wales. It assesses as a whole not just how parts of the Uk have been affected by devolution but also its effect on the UK as a whole.

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📒 Devolution by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : The Stationery Office
ISBN_10 : 021553039X
Copyright Year : 2009-05-24
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Devolution : A decade on, fifth report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Manchester University Press
ISBN_10 : 0719073308
Copyright Year : 2006-05-28
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This book presents a comparative perspective on the new dynamics of electoral competition following devolution to Scotland and Wales. It offers the first discussion of multi-level electoral dynamics in other western democracies thud proposing how electoral competition might develop in the devolved institutions of Scotland and Wales.

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Genre : Constitutional law
Publisher : Institute for Public Policy Research
ISBN_10 : 1860301991
Copyright Year : 2002
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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Elsevier
ISBN_10 : 0080467075
Copyright Year : 2006-11-13
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The relationship between ports and governments has changed profoundly over the past quarter of a century. Many governments have sought to extract themselves from the business of port operations and, in many cases, the provision of port services has devolved to local governments, communities or private management and administration. As such devolution implies a change in governance model, this trend raises questions about consequent performance. This issue examines the changed port management environment, focusing particularly on government policies such as devolution, regulatory reform and newly imposed governance models, all of which have exerted a significant influence over the nature of that changed environment. The issue is structured so as to first explore the devolution and port reform approaches for 14 countries or regions, before examining how ports are governed and what the choice of governance might mean for their performance. Part I introduces the issue, and provides a framework for defining the basic concepts involved in devolution; it paints a picture of the current port environment, its likely future evolution and the expected impact this will have on the functioning of ports. Part II examines the port industry in 14 countries or administrations, and presents the thinking behind any devolution programs that have been implemented. Part III focuses on port governance and devolution generally, and examines governance from both strategic management and economics perspectives, including topics such as governance models, supranational governance and stakeholder conflict. Part IV examines the measurement of port performance and closes by providing conclusions and a future research agenda. This issue will be of interest to port managers, government officials and academics alike. *Examines the relationship between ports and governments with a focus on devolution *Divided into sections that provide an overview, evaluate the port industry, disucss port governance, and suggest new measures of port performance *14 countries or regions are addressed

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📒 Medicaid And Devolution by Frank J. Thompson

Genre : Medical
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
ISBN_10 : 0815722923
Copyright Year : 1998-06-01
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How much responsibility for providing health care to the poor should be devolved from the federal government to the states? Any answer to this critical policy question requires a careful assessment of the Medicaid program. Drawing on the insights of leading scholars and top state health care officials, this volume analyzes the policy and management implications of various options for Medicaid devolution. Proponents of devolution typically express confidence that states can meet the challenges it will pose for them. But, as this book shows, the degree to which states have the capacity and commitment to use enhanced discretion to sustain or improve health care for the poor remains an open question. Their failure to attend to issues of politics, implementation, and management could lead to disappointment. Chapters focus on such topics as Medicaid financing, benefits and beneficiaries, long-term care, managed care, safety net providers, and the appropriate division of labor between the federal government and the states. The contributors are Donald Boyd, Center for the Study of the States; Lawrence D. Brown, Columbia University; James R. Fossett, Rockefeller College; Richard P. Nathan, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Albany; Michael Sparer, Columbia University; James Tallon, United Hospital Fund; and Joshua M. Weiner, the Urban Institute.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Manchester University Press
ISBN_10 : 1847792103
Copyright Year : 2013-07-19
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Beyond devolution and decentralisation compares the politics, policies and polity-building dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation in the French region of Brittany. Empirically, the book draws conclusions from in-depth fieldwork within two regions and reports the findings of a comparative public opinion survey. Theoretically, it contributes towards our understanding of the comparative study of regions. Perhaps most impressive is how the case studies generally are based on, but also cast light back, to the nuanced theoretical framework on regional capacity established at the outset. The book uncovers the dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation in Brittany through extensive face to face interviews: over 200 interviews were carried out from 2001 to 2004, a formative stage in the development of the devolved institutions in Wales and a period of expectation in Brittany as well. The book will be of interest to the professional research community and to practitioners in Britain, France and beyond, as well as to students on comparative politics, British/Welsh politics, French politics, European studies and public policy courses.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Peter Lang
ISBN_10 : 905201390X
Copyright Year : 2008
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The process of devolution in the United Kingdom (UK) established new institutions at the sub-state level with a range of legislative and executive competencies. Yet many of these devolved powers also have a European Union (EU) dimension, whilst EU policy remains a formally reserved power of the UK central government. This book explores how this multi-level relationship has been managed in practice, examining the participation of the devolved Scottish and Welsh institutions in the domestic process of formulating the UK's EU policy positions during their first four-year term. It also places their experiences in a broader comparative framework by drawing upon the experiences of multi-level governance in practice in other Member States of the EU.

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