"Democratization is not the only great political change to have swept Latin America in the last two decades. Tim Campbell’s overview shows the equal significance of decentralization and the promise and challenges facing the region’s cities."
—Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego
“Useful and innovative. . . . As a primer on the topic, it is a work that academics and policymakers will ignore at their peril.”--Henry Dietz, International Review of Social History, Fall 2003
“An important book.”--R.E. Hartwig, Choice, December 2003