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dc.contributor.advisorBaclija, Irena
dc.contributor.authorCalix Tejeda, Elena Maria
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18T12:22:40Z
dc.date.available2018-05-18T12:22:40Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/551
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: University of Ljubljana.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present Master's Thesis aims to assess the importance of fostering a transition from government to governance, particular at the local level. In particular this thesis argues that especially in a country like Honduras where democracy is fragile, local governance can constitute an enabling environment in which citizens can be the ‘shapers’ of their society and local governance structures establish foundations for the development of a democratic society and state, based on respect and the promotion of human rights. Thus, by means of a study of literature, questioning quantitative data and a qualitative analysis based on a case study of citizen committees in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Copán in Honduras, this thesis provides an illustrative example of the positive impact of local governance in terms of development, respect for human rights, transparency, accountability and democracy. Furthermore, this research reveals that there are more significant issues that ought to be considered than just the mere establishment of participatory spaces, in order to construct genuine local governance. It is expected that the findings will provide the actors involved with useful information to assess their performance in search for improvement. Moreover, it can serve as a reference to other local governments and civil society organisations to start taking steps towards governanceen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMA theses 2012-2013;16
dc.subjectdemocracyen_US
dc.subjectHondurasen_US
dc.subjectgood governanceen_US
dc.subjecthuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectlocal governmenten_US
dc.titleLocal governance and democracy in Honduras : overcoming traditional forms of governing through the creation of citizen committeesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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