"Does decentralization strengthen or weaken democracy? Authority and social learning in a supple state"
"Decentralization as Political Problem Solving: Vicious and Virtuous Cycles of Reform in Pakistan and Bolivia"
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.
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.