n Journal of Public Administration - Democratic decentralisation and local governance in developing countries

Volume 42, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



Local politics is intertwined with local development. And democratic decentralisation can only promote such development by transforming procedural democracy into an ecumenical democracy. Based on empirical evidence from Kerala, West Bengal and Porto Alegre, this article argues that the success of democratic decentralisation, by and large, hinges on cultivating politics with a human face through ideological interpellation.

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