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Local Governance in India

Local Governance in India

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November 2018 | 276 pages | SAGE Texts

Local Governance in India draws on the basic theoretical and practical aspects of localizing governance and illuminates how local governance unfolds in India. To help comprehend relevant issues contextually, the book focuses on the historical, socio-economic and political milieus, and draws extensively on examples and cases from India. By understanding local governance in the wider political scenario, it also endeavours to reconceptualize local governance in India as integral to the country’s macro politics. The book offers a broad analysis of specific programmes, such as MGNREGA, and structures of governance at the grass-roots level, thereby providing insights into relatively less-discussed aspects and helps grasp the concept of governance in a policy perspective.

Containing varied examples, case studies and literature review, this textbook would be an ideal companion for students of political science, public administration, urban and rural development, sociology, social work and economics.

Key Features:

· Provides a concise and well-balanced coverage of rural and urban governance in India

· Incorporates insights into and explanations of both Western and non-Western perspectives of local governance

· Dwells on contemporary trends in democratization and local governance

· Makes a projective study of future of local governance in India

Part A: Conceptual Underpinning and Empirical Manifestations
Localising Governance: Theoretical Inputs
Localizing Governance: Empirical Roots
Localising Governance in Post-Independent India
Cooperative Movement in India
Panchayati Raj Governance
Urban Local Governance in India
Personnel and Financial Administration
Panchayati Raj in Action
Urban Local Governance in Action
District Planning Committee
Politics of Governance in Localities
Part B: Objectifying the Goal-driven Endeavour
Mainstreaming Gender
Rural Well-being and Rights-based Legislative Design
Role of Information and Communication Technology in Local Governance
Part C: Contemporary Challenges
Changing Nature of Local Governance
Democratisation and Local Governance: Contemporary Trends
Future Prospects of Local Governance

Bidyut Chakrabarty

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor, Visva Bharati, West Bengal. He was Professor in the Department of Political Science in University of Delhi till November 2018. He completed his PhD from London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in several prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore; Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored several textbooks and academic books. Among his publications are... More About Author

Rajendra K. Pandey

Rajendra Kumar Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Besides earning his Masters, MPhil and Doctorate degrees from the University of Delhi, he also holds the prestigious Postgraduate Diploma (with summa cum laude: excellent grade) in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution from the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In the past, Dr Pandey taught graduate students at the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (1998– 2003),Hindu College (2003–09) (both University of Delhi), and the UGC... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352807581