Richard Douglas Kamara, PhD Candidate, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
The complexities of the twenty-first century have paved way for the emergence and proliferation of cross boundary collaboration in the lexicon of localised and territorial development. Collaborative governance is increasingly playing a vital role in addressing the multidimensional challenges of the contemporary era. This paper seeks to contextualise collaborative governance as a possible remedy that could help to salvage the incapacitated municipalities and be more resourceful in their developmental mandate of fostering localised territorial development.
In addition, the article discusses some of the contextual limitations of commonly applied state-led and civil-powered approaches to address socio-economic problems in municipalities. To constitute a resilient collaborative governance capable of improving system management and responsiveness to socio-economic issues in municipalities, the paper tends to shed light on the emergence of another type of approach, the hybrid-centric collaborative approach. Given this scenario, what would be the specific roles and relationship between the state and non-state?
Keywords: collaborative governance, Local Economic Development (LED), capacity, stakeholders, resources.
JEL Classification: F63, O10.
Cite as: Kamara, R. D. (2017). Creating Enhanced Capacity for Local Economic Development (LED) through Collaborative Governance in South Africa. SocioEconomic Challenges, 1(3), 98-115. DOI: 10.21272/sec.1(3).98-115.2017
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