Local Governance in India

Local Governance in India Decentralization and Beyond - Oxford India Paperbacks

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This volume analyses the complexity of local governance, both rural and urban, in contemporary India. It argues that there is more to local governance today than a focus on decentralization. The essays illuminate some of the lesser known aspects of the interface between panchayats and other institutions of local governance, whether district administration or parastatal agencies and civil society organizations. Sections in the book look at the relationship between these institutions and panchayats, sectoral experiences in health and primary education, local governance in the urban and rural setting, and finally issues of transparency, representation and accountability in local governance. Providing a unique analytical perspective to the issue of local governance in India, this volume will be useful to political scientists, sociologists, activists and bureaucrats in local governance mechanisms.

Book information

ISBN: 9780195692969
Publisher: OUP India
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 426
Weight: 481g
Height: 214mm
Width: 142mm
Spine width: 23mm