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Local Governance in India



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

 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
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
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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Bidyut Chakrabarty

Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty is currently a faculty at the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi, New Delhi. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in some of the most prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics, UK; the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India; Monash University, Australia; the National University of Singapore, Singapore; and Hamburg University, Germany.Professor Chakrabarty has authored six textbooks for SAGE, India: Indian... More About Author

Rajendra Kumar 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
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