Issue 5: Commonwealth Local Government Conference, Freeport, Bahamas, May 2009

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF Background Paper (Amis)
Graham Sansom

Background Papers

Some reflections on the Conference Background Paper: 'Improving Local Government: the Commonwealth Vision' PDF
Joe Stern
A Decade of improvement for local government PDF
Susan Rhodes
Bridging the divide: Making research matter to local government PDF
Mark Redwood

Research and Evaluation

Participatory action research, strengthening institutional capacity and governance: Confronting the urban challenge in Kampala PDF
Shuaib Lwasa, Gilbert Kadilo
A local government authority leading action research: Impacts and replicability PDF
Neranjana Gunetilleke
Village Forums or Development Councils: People’s participation in decision-making in rural West Bengal, India PDF
Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Suman Nath
The Political-administrative interface in South African municipalities: Assessing the quality of local democracies PDF
Jaap de Visser
Modernising Local Government by Fragmentation: Lessons From The Portmore Municipal Experiment - Jamaica PDF
Eris D. Schoburgh
New Professionals on tap? The human resource challenges in developing a new generation of municipal and local government managers in Nova Scotia PDF
Andrew Molloy, David Johnson


Democratic local governance in the Southern African Development Community region: Some emerging issues and challenges PDF
Bornwell Chikulo
New directions in New Zealand local government PDF
Peter McKinlay
The Commonwealth Local Government Pacific Project: Seeking ‘most significant change’ PDF
Graham Hassall

Conference Notes

Conference Notes PDF


Complete Issue: No.5 March 2010 (2MB) PDF