GLD in MENA
The Governance and Local Development in the Middle East and North Africa volume aims to create a better understanding of local governance in the region. It explores a diverse set of issues including why some communities do better at providing services, resolving conflict, or engaging in environmental issues than others, as well as how authority and governance procedures vary across space and time. At a time when the discourse on the region focuses on national and international forces affecting refugee crises and terrorism, it reminds us that individuals ‘live locally’ and that governance varies greatly at the subnational level. By using a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches to examine a diverse set of cases, the volume aims not only to lend insights into local governance but also to foster further research.