Book Review, Richard C. Crook and James Manor, Democracy and Decentralization in South Asia and West Africa: Participation, Accountability and Performance

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Crook and Manor’s book, along with Putnam’s (1993) Making Democracy Work and Stoner-Weiss’s (1997) Local Heroes, represents the recent renewal of interest in comparative institutional performance and makes a significant contribution to the long-standing tradition of comparative study of institutions (e.g., Eckstein, 1971; Gurr & McClelland, 1971). Moreover, this book contributes as much to studies of decentralization as it does to questions of institutional performance.

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