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Title Interrogating social capital : the Indian experience / edited by Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya [and others]
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (335 pages) : illustrations
Contents Social capital, panchayats, and grassroots democracy / Sudha Pai -- Democracy and social capital in the central Himalaya / Niraja Gopal Jayal -- Social connectedness and the fragility of social capital / Bishnu N. Mohapatra -- Is civil society the answer? / Susanne Hoeber Rudolph -- Civic community and its margins / Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya -- Classes for the masses? / Manabi Majumdar -- Devolution, joint forest management, and the transformation of "social capital" / Nandini Sundar -- Making democracy perform / Peter Mayer -- "Putnam in India" : is social capital a meaningful and measurable concept at the Indian state level? / Renata Serra -- Social network and protest movements / Ashok Swain
Summary Recent years have seen the concept of social capital gain increasing currency, besides courting controversy, both in academic social science writing and in the development discourse of multilateral donor agencies. It has been viewed as an explanation for both the flourishing of democracy and economic development, and therefore as the potential key to successful development practices in the developing world. Presenting varied experiences of the interaction between social capital and the democratic functioning of a variety of institutions in India, the essays in this volume subject the notion of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil society -- India -- Case studies.
Social capital (Sociology) -- India -- Case studies.
India -- Social conditions -- 1947- -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhattacharyya, Dwaipayan, 1964-
ISBN 8132103343 (electronic bk.)
9788132103349 (electronic bk.)