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Decentralization and Local Politics
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Decentralization and Local Politics

First Edition
Edited by:
  • S N Jha - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • P C Mathur - University of Rajasthan


July 2013 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This volume contains thirteen seminal essays which focus on the dialectic between the policies and institutions of decentralization and local politics in India. Evocative of tensions between matters of local autonomy and the demands of development, the volume urges a concern for an understanding of the complex nature of decentralization, particularly in view of the enormous diversity of Indian society.
Introduction

S N Jha
 
I. PERSPECTIVES ON DECENTRALIZATION IN INDIA
Issues in Decentralized Governance

Rajni Kothari
Decentralization in Developing Countries

S S Meenakshisundaram
The Third Stratum

Nirmal Mukarji
 
II. PANCHAYATI RAJ
Political Dynamics of the Institutional Pendulum of Democratic Decentralization

P C Mathur
Reforms in Panchayati Raj: A Comparative Analysis of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal

C V Raghavulu and E A Narayana
Decentralization of Development Planning and Implementation Systems in the States

Economic Advisory Council
Panchayat Finance and Issues Relating to Inter-governmental Transfers

M A Oommen
Self-governance for the Scheduled Areas

S K Singh
 
III. URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Institutional Aspects of Urban Governance in India

Abhijit Datta
Municipal Decentralization and Governance: Autonomy, Accountability and Participation

Prasanna K Mohanty
 
IV. DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL POLITICS
Women in Panchayat Elections

Susheela Kaushik
Zilla Parishad Presidents in Karnataka: Their Social Background and Implications for Development

Amal Ray and Jayalakshmi Kumpatla
Panchayat Leaders in a West Bengal District

G K Lieten
Appendices

 
Select Readings

 
Index

 

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ISBN: 9780761993384
£24.99