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Decentralization and Local Politics
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Decentralization and Local Politics

First Edition
Edited by:
  • S N Jha - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • P C Mathur - University of Rajasthan

Volume: 2

August 1999 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Concentrating on developments since 1992, this book looks at the experience of democratic decentralization in India. The contributors examine the broader issues such as globalization and the requirements of a federal polity, and also present case studies of local outcomes.

S N Jha
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON DECENTRALIZATION IN INDIA
Rajni Kothari
Issues in Decentralized Governance
S S Meenakshisundaram
Decentralization in Developing Countries
Nirmal Mukarji
The Third Stratum
 
PART TWO: PANCHAYATI RAJ
P C Mathur
Political Dynamics of the Institutional Pendulum of Democratic Decentralization
An Overview

 
C V Raghavulu and E A Narayana
Reforms in Panchayati Raj
A Comparative Analysis of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal

 
Economic Advisory Council
Decentralization of Development Planning and Implementation Systems in the States
M A Oommen
Panchayat Finance and Issues Relating to Inter-Governmental Transfers
S K Singh
Self-Governance for the Scheduled Areas
 
PART THREE: URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Abhijit Datta
Institutional Aspects of Urban Governance in India
Prasanna K Mohanty
Municipal Decentralization and Governance
Autonomy, Accountability and Participation

 
 
PART FOUR: DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL POLITICS
Susheela Kaushik
Women in Panchayat Elections
Amal Ray and Jayalakshmi Kumpatla
Zilla Parishad Presidents in Karnataka
Their Social Background and Implications for Development

 
G K Lieten
Panchayat Leaders in a West Bengal District

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