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Perceptions of Governance - The Experience of Local Administrative Councils in Opposition-held Syria

Gharibah, Mazen and Hajjar, Bahjat and Hilal, Leila and Sharbaji, Mazhar and von Burg, Corinne and Santschi, Martina. (2017) Perceptions of Governance - The Experience of Local Administrative Councils in Opposition-held Syria. p. 25.

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Abstract

This report provides new insights into Local Administrative Councils (LACs) in five case study areas in opposition-held Syria. It explores their evolution, practices and influence and the way that they are perceived amongst citizens in the communities in which they exist. LACs constitute key institutions in service delivery in opposition-held areas in Syria. In some locations they also fulfil, to a certain degree, other governing functions such as collecting revenues and running the civilian registry. The majority of LACs grew out of popular mobilization efforts following the 2011 uprising, with the first known LAC starting in 2012. Initially they began as relief agents and evolved over time, attempting to fill the vacuum left when the Syrian government retreated from certain areas of the country.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > swisspeace foundation
UniBasel Contributors:Santschi, Martina
Item Type:Other
Publisher:swisspeace and LACU (Local Administration Councils' Unit)
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Other publications
Language:English
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