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Political Decentralisation in a New State by R. J. May and A. J. Regan

Political Decentralisation in a New State by R. J. May and A. J. Regan

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Political Decentralisation in a New State

The Experience of Provincial Government in Papua New Guinea

by R. J. May and A. J. Regan

Crawford House Publishing, 1997, [First Edition], ISBN 1863331212, paperback

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor markings to fore edges, uncreased spine, no inscriptions (see photographs)

“Going against a widespread tendency towards recentralisation in much of the Third World, the introduction of provincial government in Papua New Guinea sought both to bring government closer to the people and to contain the spread of sub nationalist movements.  Its main effect has been to create a new focus for political activity, between and interacting with local and national politics.  Much has been written about the objectives and structure of the provincial government system in Papua New Guinea, but there has been little analysis from the perspective of the provinces themselves.  In this volume, a number of expert commentators examine the experience of provincial politics in eleven of the country’s nineteen provinces.  A postscript updates the story to the passage of new legislation in June 1995.  Coming at a time when there is revived interest in political decentralisation elsewhere, this study makes a substantial contribution to an ongoing debate.”


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