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Governance
Issues and Challenges

Edited by:
  • Shivani Singh - Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Dyal Singh (E) College, University of Delhi, New Delhi


August 2016 | 276 pages | SAGE Texts

This book aims to familiarize the reader with various dimensions and issues of governance in the globalized world.

It is important to understand governance and its effects on administration and development in the context of a globalized environment. This textbook deals with the concepts and dimensions of governance by highlighting the major debates in the contemporary times. It emphasizes on the paradigm shift from government to governance and how the role of the state has changed over the years. Different facets of governance, such as democratic decentralization, environmental governance and role of non-state actors have been thoroughly discussed. Further, it provides insights into various good governance initiatives introduced in India, including Right to Information Act (RTI), e-governance and Citizen’s Charter. 

Key Features

• Comprehensive coverage of major concepts and critical understanding of the challenges to governance with special reference to India

• Written in a lucid, jargon-free language for students and readers with backgrounds other than political science

• All chapters aided by boxes, diagrams and tables for better understanding of concepts and included model questions for self-evaluation

• Contributions from academicians and professionals from different fields of study, such as history, administrations and political science to give a wider perspective on governance

 
Preface
Shivani Singh
Introduction
 
GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE: CONCEPTS
Anita Bagai
Understanding Governance in the Twenty-first Century
Sukant Vyas
Citizen’s Rights and Their Obligations
 
GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Namrata Singh
Changing Dimensions of Development Strengthening Democracy Through Good Governance
O P Mishra
Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
 
UNIT 3: ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE
Mahesh Kr Deepak
Human–Environment Interaction
Prakash Chand
Green Governance: Moving towards Sustainable Development
Namrata Singh
Tribe and Prejudice: A Historical Perspective of Forest State Relations
 
LOCAL GOVERNANCE
Sangita Dhall
Democratic Decentralization
Sangita Dhall
People’s participation in Governance
 
GOOD GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES IN INDIA: BEST PRACTICES
Bidyut Chakrabarty
Corporate Social Responsibility
Shivani Singh
Citizen’s Charter
Sangita Dhall
E-Governance: An Enabling Tool for Good Governance
Shivani Singh
Right to Information
Manjari Oraon
Public Service Delivery and Good Governance in India
Shivani Singh
Conclusion
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789386042125
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