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Is it usually real that decentralization reforms positioned extra energy within the arms of governors and mayors? In postdevelopmental Latin the United States, the excellent solution to this question isn't any. in reality, a number of results are attainable, based mostly on who initiates the reforms, how they're initiated, and in what order they're brought. Tulia G. Falleti attracts on large fieldwork, in-depth interviews, archival documents, and quantitative info to give an explanation for the trajectories of decentralization techniques and their markedly diverse results in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. In her research, she develops a sequential idea and process which are profitable in explaining this counterintuitive outcome. Her examine contributes to the literature on direction dependence and institutional evolution and should be of curiosity to students of decentralization, federalism, subnational politics, intergovernmental family, and Latin American politics.

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