Decentralization Of Public Administration : Contemporary And Developing Nations

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Decentralization in Public Administration:
Contemporary Efficacy in Fiscal Affairs
Lenna Sliney
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Decentralization in Public Administration:
Contemporary Efficacy in Fiscal Affairs
Decentralization is a systems theory approach, but there is division in existing scholarship on a generalized operating definition and the causality or correlation with economic development, resulting in myriad conclusions on its efficacy and necessities for successful implementation in the fiscal sector. A multidisciplinary approach is essential for successful decentralization, with public administration systems requiring: a fiscal framework allowing for local level self-sufficiency, transparency, and populous engagement, electoral mandate, systems of accountability, and legal and institutional frameworks focused on support of identified objectives. Without the presence of each of these four facets, an administration will be unable to successfully implement a fiscal decentralization effort. Each of these foundations for success has been critiqued within contemporary scholarship and analyzed through the case studies on developed and developing nations.
As public administrators adapt to changing global governance, policy discussion, and populous opinion in the twenty-first century, discussion on decentralization within public administration has increased The concept focuses on “striking a balance between the claims of the periphery and the demands of…
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