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Citizen perceptions of local government responsiveness in sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:35:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:35:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11198
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on political relationships between citizens and local government in sub-Saharan Africa, with special attention to leadership responsiveness. Cross-national survey data provide popular insights into performance. Citizens regard local councils as weak institutions with limited functions (rarely performed well) and elected councilors as largely unresponsive. Although civic activism is a corrective, people have yet to make use of tax payment as a device to hold councilors accountable. In endeavoring to improve client satisfaction, policy actors should attend as much to the procedural dimensions of local government performance as to the substance of service delivery. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.subject LOCAL GOVERNMENT en
dc.subject TAXATION en
dc.title Citizen perceptions of local government responsiveness in sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 40(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle World Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9918 en
dc.PageNumber 516-527 en
dc.outputnumber 8850 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bratton, M. (2012) Citizen perceptions of local government responsiveness in sub-Saharan Africa. <i>World Development</i>. 40(3):516-527. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bratton, M. en

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