The central government takes measures that ignore local community needs and, therefore, lack credibility. Important arguments in favor of decentralizing government are that it: creates an efficient and reliable administration, intensifies and improves local development, and better protects minorities.

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In CIPDD resource centre you can find a book "Civil Society" by Mickael Edwards. Author in this thoroughly-revised edition updates the arguments and evidence presented in the original and adds major new material on issues such as civil society in Africa and the Middle East.

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Political decentralization aims to give citizens or their elected representatives more power in public decision-making. Advocates of political decentralization assume that decisions made with greater participation will be better informed and more relevant to diverse interests in society than those made only by national political authorities.

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