Governance Under Decentralization: Oman And In The Arab Region
This two-year study of Omani governance under decentralization seeks to better understand the many challenges facing the decentralization process in transitioning states. The study will employ a multi-method approach to explore how and when citizens turn to state and non-state institutions. The goal is not only to expand our understanding of decentralization in the context of strong social institutions, but also to establish sustainable scholarly and policy-relevant networks and dialogues around these issues. We aim to work with scholars, policy experts and officials from elsewhere in the Middle East, Europe, United States, and sub-Saharan Africa, whilst also bringing out and utilizing local knowledge and voices. This project is being run by Co-Principal Investigator Marwa Shalaby (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Co-Principal Investigator Ellen Lust, participating researcher Chagai Weiss (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and participating researcher Kristen Kao.
- The Dynamics of Decentralization in the MENA: Comparative Lessons for Oman, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 2-3, 2020.