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Grassroots democracy and development: learning from the Philippines

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-19T11:15:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-19T11:15:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15492
dc.description.abstract The Philippines have developed a system of neighbourhood government that other countries could usefully learn from. The barangays give ordinary citizens a voice in decision making and assist in devolving power from the centre. They also improve the responsiveness of basic public services to local needs. Above all, the institution recognises and legitimises the contribution that communities can make to a robust civil society. The process of participation and engagement helps to harness the agency and resourcefulness of local residents and means that communities are better organised to cope with adversity. Nevertheless, the barangays could be strengthened by advocating physical improvements to their areas and mobilising for additional investment in neighbourhood infrastructure and reconstruction of the built environment. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject PHILLIPINES en
dc.title Grassroots democracy and development: learning from the Philippines en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 35(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle Local Economy en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11549 en
dc.PageNumber 179-185 en
dc.outputnumber 10754 en
dc.bibliographictitle Turok, I. & Scheba, A. (2020) Grassroots democracy and development: learning from the Philippines. <i>Local Economy</i>. 35(3):179-185. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Turok, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Scheba, A. en

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