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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262026000 | 374 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 18 illus.| June 2006
Paperback | $40.00 X | £29.95 | ISBN: 9780262524544 | 374 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 18 illus.| June 2006

Decentralization and Local Governance in Developing Countries

A Comparative Perspective

About the Editors

Pranab Bardhan is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Scarcity, Conflicts, and Cooperation (MIT Press, 2004) and coeditor (with Christopher Udry) of Readings in Development Microeconomics, Volumes I and II (MIT Press, 2000).

Dilip Mookherjee is Professor of Economics at Boston University. He is the author most recently of The Crisis in Government Accountability: Governance Reforms and Indian Economic Performance.


“This book is an excellent addition to the literature on decentralisation...readers will find the book both interesting and easy reading because of its clear and informative presentation.”—Abdurohman Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies


“Although Bardhan and Mookherjee are economists, they understand that decentralization is fundamentally a political and social transformation. Their volume begins to challenge artificial disciplinary boundaries that have long impeded better conceptual and empirical analysis of decentralization in developing countries.”
Paul Smoke, Associate Professor and Director of International Programs, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University