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Local self government can be best explained as an exercise in
(a) Federalism
(b) Democratic decentralisation
(c) Administrative delegation
(d) Direct democracy



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Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in option (b) Democratic decentralization.

Democratic decentralization refers to the delegation of power and decision-making authority from the central government to local government bodies. It involves empowering local communities and enabling them to have control over local affairs, such as governance, planning, and service delivery. Local self-government allows for greater participation and involvement of citizens in decision-making processes, promoting democratic principles at the local level.

Federalism (option a) refers to the division of powers between a central government and regional or local governments. While local self-government can be a component of federal systems, it is not the sole defining feature.

Administrative delegation (option c) refers to the transfer of administrative authority from one level of government to another. While local self-government involves a level of administrative delegation, it is more encompassing and involves broader aspects of governance beyond just administration.

Direct democracy (option d) refers to a system where citizens directly participate in decision-making and policy formulation. Local self-government involves democratic principles but is not synonymous with direct democracy, as it often involves elected representatives making decisions on behalf of the local community.


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