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Governance, Conflict and Development in South Asia
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Governance, Conflict and Development in South Asia
Perspectives from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

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February 2015 | 308 pages | SAGE India

This volume examines how various forms of governance have emerged in South Asia after colonialism, and the developmental and conflict-related challenges the region faces. Drawing from the contexts of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal, it highlights the degree of institutionalization of democracy.

The book further points to the manner in which shortcomings in governmental arrangements intersect with the prevalence of conflict at the national as well as sub-national levels. It showcases that democratic and more authoritarian cultures have influenced developmental successes and failures, and reveals how (external) interventions and policy reforms in the name of  development have led to diverse outcomes in different South Asian countries.

 
 
Preface
Siri Hettige and Eva Gerharz
Introduction: Governance, Development and Conflict in South Asia
 
I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE
Ravinder Kaur and Vinod K Jairath
‘Participation’ and ‘Empowerment’ in the Development Discourse: Rethinking Key Concepts
Dilip M Menon
The Idea of Development as Governance: India in the First Decade of Independence
 
II: EXPERIENCING DEVELOPMENT AND CONFLICT AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Siri Hettige
Governance and Development in Post-Independence Sri Lanka
David N Gellner
Rituals of Democracy and Development in Nepal
 
III: GOVERNANCE, CONFLICT AND DEVELOPMENT: EXPERIENCE AT THE GRASSROOTS
Natalie Hicks
Negotiating a Dual Governance System during the Conflict in Nepal
B B Mohanty
Empowerment of Excluded Groups: Local Democracy and Social Change in Rural Odisha, Eastern India
Eva Gerharz
Between Order and Chaos: Jaffna’s Local Images of Governance during Conflict
 
IV: IDEAS AND INTERESTS IN GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT IN CONFLICT-RIDDEN SOCIETIES
Acharya Laxman
Economic Growth to Conflict Mitigation: Changing Aid Strategies of Nepal’s Donors
Dileepa Witharana
Good Governance and Development in a Shrinking Local Policy Space: GATS and Service Sector Reforms
 
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Index

[The book] deals with a variety of issues…. Does not falter anywhere, rather it helps one to ponder on the problems that infest South Asia.

The Tribune, 15th November 2015

“[The book] deals with a variety of issues…. Does not falter anywhere, rather it helps one to ponder on the problems that infest South Asia” 

The Tribune

The book is a unique attempt by the authors to look at the issues of governance and development through the prism of conflict and political instability…overall, the case studies of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal discussed in the book are representative of the development and good governance situation in South Asia.

Social Change,
Vol 46 (Issue 4), December 2016

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Siri Hettige

Siri Hettige is Senior Professor of Sociology at the University of Colombo. He is former Head of Sociology, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the same University and former President of the Sri Lanka Sociological Association. His other current positions include Chairman, Social Science National Committee of the NSF, Sri Lanka, Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Australia, and Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. He has many publications to his credit on such diverse topics as social inequality, social protection, youth unrest, education and health policy, ethnic conflict and migration. These include a number... More About Author

Eva Gerharz

Eva Gerharz is a Junior Professor of Sociology of Development and Internationalization at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Formerly, she was a senior researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology at Bielefeld University, Germany. Her main research interests are empirically grounded perspectives on development sociology, activism and identity politics, diaspora and development, and transnational and translocal dynamics. She has conducted empirical fieldwork in South Asia since 1999, especially in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Her book The Politics of Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka will be... More About Author

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