Local Democracy In India : Interpreting Decentralization(Paperbound)

Local Democracy In India : Interpreting Decentralization(Paperbound)

by Girish Kumar

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jacket condition:; edition:; Despite the considerable literature on the subject and the innumerable experiments at making it work, decentralization remains an enigma today. The basic objective of this large-scale study is to reconstruct the contemporary history of decentralization in India with a view to understanding its impact on democratization. This is done with reference to the experiences of four states - Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh - which represent three generations of panchayats. The author assesses the contribution of these local institutions in expanding the social base of democracy and in deepening the process of democratization at the local level. Using interviews and discussions with all the actors in the field of decentralization, the author presents a comparative and detailed account of panchayat-centric democratic decentralization in these states. In doing so, the original objectives of the policy-makers have been interrogated, and an assessment made of the intentions as compared to the ground reality.;

ISBN:
9780761935339
Category:
Category Not Specified
Language:
English
Format:
Paperback
Year of Publication:
-
Publisher:
SAGE India
Condition:
Brand New
Pages:
-
Tags:
Development Studies, Economics, India