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Democratizing Development

Democratizing Development
Struggles for Rights and Social Justice in India

First Edition

September 2018 | 212 pages | SAGE India

Since its inception, the Indian model of development has the twin objectives of economic development and social justice woven together. This has shaped both policy and popular aspiration in post-Independence India. In this context, Democratizing Development: Struggles for Rights and Social Justice in India explores and analyses how development gets vitiated by multiple powers and subverts the democratic ideals of participation, equality, inclusion, redistribution and equity, and how the poor and socially marginalized struggle to make development democratic. Examining development through the lens of the most marginalized, the book shows the democratic potential of development as well as the result of its absence.

The book contains empirically drawn cases and supplements these with theoretical and analytical arguments. It contributes to contemporary debates in social science such as democracy, social justice, civil society, social mobilization, social inclusion, redistribution and participatory governance.
Introduction: Democratizing Development- Issues and Actors
Contesting Development, Reimagining Democracy: Grassroots Social Movements
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: Access and Inclusion in Development
Participatory Governance: The Paradoxes of Development and Democracy
Joint Forest Management: The Making and Unmaking of Participation
The Kol Resistance: Tribal Mobilization for Land Rights
Collective Economies of the Poor: The Ethics of Equity
Conclusions: Development as Democracy

Ranjita Mohanty

Ranjita Mohanty is a social scientist based in Delhi. She has been working for past 20 years with a cross-section of institutions that include universities, research organizations, grassroots groups, bilateral and multilateral organizations, thus combining research with policy and practice. Her research covers a wide range—development, social policy, participation, social exclusion and inclusion, civil society, citizen action, and rights and entitlements.Ranjita Mohanty has a PhD from the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr Mohanty has held several... More About Author

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