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Local Governance in India
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Local Governance in India

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December 2018 | 276 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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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ISBN: 9789352807581
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