Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199378296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 April 2021

Local and National Democracy in Political Reconstruction

Local and National Democracy in Political Reconstruction

(p.663) 28 Local and National Democracy in Political Reconstruction
Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions

Roger B. Myerson

Oxford University Press

After conflict or breakdown of the state, successful democratic development will require an ample supply of leaders who have good reputations for responsible public service that can benefit all citizens. This essential supply of trusted democratic leadership can develop in responsible institutions of democratic local government, where successful local leaders can prove their qualifications to compete for higher office. If a transition to democracy begins with only national elections, however, then the winners will acquire a natural interest in centralizing power around themselves, and so political decentralization thereafter may become more difficult. Thus, those who would support the development of a new democracy need to recognize the potential advantages of decentralizing some power to elected local governments.

Keywords:   state breakdown, democratic transition, constitutional state, democratic decentralization, separatism, violence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .