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Decentralisation Hybridized

A Western Concept on its Way through South Sudan

South Sudan is undergoing a process of internationally-supported state building of which decentralisation forms part. For the people, decentralisation is understood as a right to self-rule based on native–stranger dichotomies and as a means of appropriating and incorporating an abstract and distant state into the local context. The South Sudanese government, in contrast, sees decentralisation primarily as a tool for service delivery and development. Conversely, the international community,...

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Editor's note

Cover photo Information board in front of the seat of the Local Government of Magwi, Eastern Equatoria State. © Annina Aeberli.

  • Publisher : Graduate Institute Publications
  • Series : eCahiers de l’Institut | 14
  • Place of publication : Genève
  • Year of publication : 2012
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 31 juillet 2012
  • EAN (Print version) : 9782940503025
  • Electronic EAN : 9782940503032
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.iheid.490
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