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Chapter List

Preface, Joseph S. Tulchin and Andrew D. Selee
Introduction
1 Unraveling the Puzzle of Decentralization, Philip Oxhorn
Part I. Latin America
2 Twenty Years of Decentralization in Mexico: A Top-Down Process, Yemile Mizrahi
3 Decentralization and Civil Society in Mexico, Leticia Santín del Rio
4 State Decentralization and Regional Actors in Chile, Claudia Serrano
5 Local Governance and Democratization: The View from the Chilean Border, María Elena Ducci
Part II. Africa
6 South Africa's Double Reform: Decentralization and The Transition from Apartheid, Steven Friedman and Caroline Kihato
7 Kenya's Decentralization through the Devolution of Power: Advances and Limits, Gilbert M. Kahdiagala and Winnie V. Mitullah
Part III. Asia
8 The Philippines: Decentralization, Local Governments, and Citizen Action, Leonora C. Angeles and Francisco A. Magno
9 Decentralization and Regional Autonomy in Indonesia, Syarif Hidayat and Hans Antlöv
Conclusion
10 Decentralization and Democratic Governance: Lessons and Challenges, Andrew D. Selee and Joseph S. Tulchin
Selected Bibliographies: General and Regional
Contributors
Index

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