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Centralized and decentralized marginalization

Editorial

Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-05-04 02:47:36 viewed: 59

 

Centralized governance has the potential to disenfranchise marginalized sections of society.  Decentralized governance also has this potential when the decentralization does not promote equity among diverse groups.  Akume and Philip (2013) explained how decentralization of power with the goal of allowing liberty to diverse groups can be abused to create bias, unfairness, and injustice. Dover (2019) theorized sources of human injustice from three systemic sources, oppression, exploitation, and mechanistic dehumanization.  Decentralized marginalization has the potential to lead to oppression, exploitation, and dehumanization.  Uneven distribution of power may provide examples of decentralized marginalization in centralized governance.   Christopher, Godknows, Uki, Seaman, and Harcourt (2021) described the inequity in distribution and exercise of powers for the United Nations Security Council.  de Paredes and Desrues (2021) discussed the psychological capital of collaboration which can build national wealth by proactive policies for improving living standards and reducing inequalities. Espejel-Mena (2021) listed institutional legitimacy and political and administrative efficiency for coherent governance.

 

 

References:

 

Akume, A. T., & Philip, D. (2013). Decentralization and good administration: A reflection on the continuing paradox of state administration and relations in Nigeria. International Journal of African and Asian Studies, 1.

Christopher, F., Godknows, N., Uki, I. E., Seaman, O. L., & Harcourt, E. H. (2021). The UN Security Council permanent membership: The troubling trend of expansion and hegemony. Open Journal of Political Science, 11, 316-327.

de Paredes, M. G., & Desrues, T. (2021). Unravelling the adoption of youth quotas in African hybrid regimes: Evidence from Morocco. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 59(1), 41-58. doi:10.1017/S0022278X20000646

Dover, M. A. (2019). A needs-based partial theory of human injustice: Oppression, dehumanization, exploitation, and systematic inequality in opportunities to address human needs. Humanity & Society, 43(4), 442-483. doi:10.1177/0160597619832623

Espejel-Mena, J. (2021). The ability to govern and democratic performance. Open Journal of Political Science, 11, 54-72.

 

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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