Learning from experience

25 January 2008 | Story by Newsroom

Two UCT scholars co-edited and contributed to the recently launched book, Consolidating Developmental Local Government: Lessons from the South African Experience, published by the Isandla Institute.

Professor Edgar Pieterse, the new director for the African Centre for Cities, and Professor Sue Parnell of the Department Environmental and Geographical Science co-wrote the book's introduction, and Pieterse also co-wrote the third chapter, titled Developmental local government: Squaring the circle between policy intent and impact.

The book is a systematic account of the introduction of the new local government system. It documents the dynamics of local government transformation and captures the key themes of the debates about policy options, lessons and key strategic decisions, and examines the challenges those involved with local governance will face in the future.

Published by UCT Press, Consolidating Developmental Local Government is set to be an indispensible resource for both students and government officials.

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