Limits to Local Democracy: The Politics of Urban Governance Transformations in Cape Town

Is a decentralized government more effective and accountable than a state centred public administration? 

This publication provides the reader with a new way of understanding modern urban governance from a South African perspective. The question of how to create political legitimacy is in focus and this publication is therefore a good source for understanding the decentralization process in South Africa. By doing so, this publication supports urban governance officials in their work in creating functional and accountable local democratic institutions.

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