Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia

Jean-Paul Faguet uses the remarkable case of Bolivia, a radical reformer over two decades, to investigate what happens when a country decentralizes.

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  • Oct 30, 2015

    "La Descentralizacion Favorece el Desarrollo? Perspectivas de Académicos y Políticos"

  • Oct 29, 2015

    "La Descentralizacion Favorece el Desarrollo? Perspectivas de Académicos y Políticos"

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About the Governance from Below website

This website supports Decentralization and Popular Democracy, and related research projects by Jean-Paul Faguet and his colleagues. It includes additional material from the book project, such as a bonus web chapter on seven further case studies, graphs, charts, PPT presentations, and video and audio from lectures. It also provides detailed research materials that may be of use to readers, such as databases, questionnaires, video, and images. New material on the book, and from new research projects, will be added gradually as it becomes available.

Awards this research has won

  • LSE Historic Theses Project – selected as an LSE PhD thesis of historic significance, 2010
  • Corporación Andina de Fomento International Research Paper Prize, 2008
  • LSE-STICERD New Researcher Award, 2006-2008
  • British Academy Small Research Grant, 2006-2008
  • DFID-Crisis States Programme Research Grant, 2001-2005
  • World Bank Research Committee Award for Participatory Planning and Decentralization in Bolivia, 1997-2001
  • William Robson Memorial Prize for best PhD dissertation at the LSE, 2002
  • Overseas Research Scholarship - national (UK) PhD award, 1996-98

This website and much of the research on it are supported by the generosity of Niko Vardapetyan. The Niko Vardapetyan Research Award supports studies of the evolution and reform of economic and political systems. Niko Vardapetyan, the CFO of Geotransgaz Group, studied Global Market Economics at the LSE. He is a firm believer that the challenges of global instability call for imaginative thinking about our economies and institutions through research unconstrained by traditional paradigms.