Research for Development and Justice

Local Government Decentralization Democratization

Countries and regions:
Africa: Angola, Mozambique.

Integration of Traditional Authorities in Local Governance in Mozambique and Angola - the Context of Decentralization and Democratisation

Aslak Orre (2007)

in Armando Marques Guedes and Maria Jose Lopes, eds.: State and Traditional Law in Angola and Mozambique. Coimbra: Almedina pp. 139-199


If one is to assess how local representation changes with the integration of traditional authorities into the local governance system, one must analyse it in the context of the other developments in the post-colonial state, and most saliently the most recent drives to decentralisation. Orre argues that the concept of political space for the opposition is an important analytical category to get a broader view of democratisation. This in turn is necessary to assess the political significance of the reforms "traditional authority" to more formalised and important positions within the local governance.

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Book Chapter

Micro effects of natural resources: Insights from a survey of Angolan microcredit clients

Allan Cain, Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (forthcoming) in A. Grant, W. R. N. Compaoré, and M. Mitchell: New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Book Chapter

Resource curse

Ivar Kolstad (forthcoming) in Vodosek, M. and Hartog, D. v. (eds.): Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition, Volume 6 International Management. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons

Publications with similar keywords:

CMI Working Paper

Local government revenue mobilisation in Anglophone Africa

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Kari Heggstad (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:6) 38 p.

Book Chapter

Local Revenue Mobilization in Urban Settings in Africa

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2006) in Karin Millett, Dele Olowu & Robert Cameron: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa. Joint Africa Institute, Chapter 5 pp. 105-126

CMI Working Paper

Local Revenue Mobilization in Urban Setttings in Africa

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2006) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 15) 18 p.


Aslak Jangård Orre

Political scientist whose competence areas include local government reform, corruption and anti-corruption, parties and opposition in Africa and the politics of decentralisation and rural livelihoods.

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