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050  4 JF60|b.B34 2018 
100 1  Bahl, Roy W.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Fiscal decentralization and local finance in developing 
       countries /|cRoy Bahl (Professor Emeritus, Andrew Young 
       School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 
       Atlanta, Georgia, US and Professor Extraordinarius, 
       University of Pretoria, South Africa), and Richard M. Bird
       (Professor Emeritus, Rotman School of Management and 
       Senior Fellow, Institute on Municipal Finance and 
       Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of 
       Toronto, Canada). 
264  1 Northampton, MA :|bEdward Elgar,|c2018. 
300    1 online resource (512 pages). 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Studies in fiscal federalism and state-local finance 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Contents: Preface -- Part I Why decentralization matters -
       - 1. Fiscal decentralization 101 -- 2. Has 
       decentralization worked? -- Part II Decentralizing 
       expenditures -- 3. Expenditure assignment and management -
       - 4. Decentralizing and financing infrastructure -- Part 
       III Financing local government: the key to the puzzle -- 
       5. Financing local and regional government -- 6. Taxing 
       land and property -- 7. Intergovernmental transfers -- 
       Part IV Summing up -- 8. Financing metropolitan areas -- 
       9. Giving decentralization a chance -- References -- 
520    As experience with decentralization has accumulated, 
       perceptions of both the problems that often accompany 
       decentralization and the best ways to deal with them have 
       evolved. This book draws on experiences in developing 
       countries to bridge the gap between the conventional 
       textbook treatment of fiscal decentralization and the 
       actual practice of subnational government finance. The 
       extensive literature about the theory and practice is 
       surveyed, and longstanding problems and new questions are 
       addressed. There is no simple or single way to get 
       decentralization right. To be successful, scholars of 
       fiscal decentralization must pay close attention to the 
       unique political, economic, and institutional context and 
       objectives in each country. The authors focus on the key 
       choices that must be made in decentralizing, on how 
       economic and political factors shape the choices that 
       countries make, and on how, by paying more attention to 
       the need for a more comprehensive approach and the 
       critical connections between different components of 
       decentralization reform, everyone involved might get more 
       for their money. Bahl and Bird have created a valuable 
       resource for scholars, students, and practitioners from 
       economics, public administration and management, planning,
       policy analysis, and political science. 
588    Description based on print record. 
650  0 Decentralization in government|zDeveloping countries. 
655  0 Electronic books. 
700 1  Bird, Richard M.|q(Richard Miller),|d1938-|eauthor. 
710 2  Edward Elgar Publishing,|epublisher. 
776 1  |z9781786435293 (hardback) 
830  0 Studies in fiscal federalism and state-local finance. 
856 40 |uhttps://www.elgaronline.com/view/9781786435293/