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Grassroots Associations  

Frances Kunreuther

Print publication date:
Aug 2011
Online publication date:
May 2012
This article examines a subset of grassroots or voluntary associations that work primarily at the local level to promote strong grassroots participation in civil society. It explains that ... More

Introduction: Subnational Government  

Anders Lidström

Print publication date:
Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
Swedish local government has a strong position within the unitary nation state. At first sight, this could be understood as a paradox if decentralization and central control are treated as ... More

Municipalities, Regions, and County Councils: Actors and Institutions  

Stig Montin

Print publication date:
Dec 2015
Online publication date:
Jun 2016
Local self-government has been recognized as a distinctive feature of the Swedish political system for many decades, and still is. However, from the 1980s a new era of change and reform has ... More

Nigeria’s Response to the HIV Epidemic  

Olusoji Adeyi, Ayodeji O. Odutolu, John Idoko, and Phyllis Kanki

Print publication date:
Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Nigeria bears one of the largest burdens of HIV infection in the world. Key features of the country’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic illustrate the experiences of many low- and ... More

Public Administration and Its Problem-Solving Capacities  

Salvador Parrado

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Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
Spanish public administration belongs to the Rechtsstaat tradition in which the state is society’s driving force and relies on a procedural and legalistic system to engage with citizens. ... More

Subnational Government in a Multilevel Perspective  

David Feltenius

Print publication date:
Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
The aim of this chapter is to analyze subnational government in Sweden from a multilevel governance (MLG) perspective. This is done by considering subnational government in relation to (a) ... More

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