Are ward committees working? Insights from six case studies
de Visser, Jaap
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The research presented in this book sets out to offer a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the functioning and value of ward committees. In-depth qualitative studies of six ward committees are described. They provide insights into how ward committees are functioning and the key reasons behind the dysfunctionality that appears to plague the majority of ward committees. They also provide lessons for the future to strengthen the role of ward committees. It is envisaged that this resource book will be useful for local government councillors and practitioners, ward committee members, policy makers and ordinary citizens interested in the structures of participatory local governance.