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Unformatted text preview: of accountability. Understanding what determines the level of capture at the local level is thus critical to understanding whether decentralisation will represent an improvement over centralisation. Contributory factors are likely to in-clude (i) a lack of political competition, (ii) irregular or unfair elections, (iii) uninformed voters and (iv) insensitivity of voters to mobilisation by political parties. This analysis suggests that decentralisation experiments are unlikely to be successful unless they are accompanied by political reforms which en-hance the level of local democracy. 3. Endogeneity of Institutions: It is often argued that devolving respon-sibility for provision may encourage the emergence of institutions which more are both more accountable and more effective at reaching the needy local participation is seen as the key to this process. If decision-making is localized, it is argued, there is likely to be a greater Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 232...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 307 taught by Professor Dublin during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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