Jamila Raja

Consolidation of citizenship through municipalities in the Arab region

The book is a study of multiple cases of citizenship and its support through the localities. The book includes cases from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco and Yemen. The question of this book is how we strengthen citizenship through municipalities and local communities in the Arab region. The involvement of citizens in the political process is an essential part of democracy.  Citizen participation in local governance involves ordinary citizens assessing their own needs and participating in local project planning and budget monitoring. It is important for improving public resource management and reducing corruption, by making public servants and political leaders accountable to…

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