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Title Democratic decentralization in India : experiences, issues and challenges / edited by E. Venkatesu
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Contents 1. Local self-government thought in India : some reflections on Gandhi and Ambedkar / G. Viswanadham -- 2. Functioning of committee system in Panchayati Raj Institutions / E. Venkatesu -- 3. Democratic decentralization in West Bengal : a devolution perspective / B.P. Syam Roy -- 4. Issues in devolution of functions, functionaries and funds to PRIs : a comparative assessment of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala / Jawed Alam Khan -- 5. Reservations in the Panchayati Raj Institutions and empowerment of the Dalits in Uttar Pradesh : achievements and limitations / Avaneesh Maurya -- 6. Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act and empowerment of Adivasis in undivided Andhra Pradesh / Sakru Naik Banavath -- 7. Political representation for the empowerment of tribals and constraints / Prashant Amrutkar -- 8. The status of forest rights and self-governance among the tribes in the protected areas : Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary / B. Nageswara Rao and Ramesh Kumar -- 9. Decentralized governance in Northeast India : a comparative study of Bodoland Territorial Council and Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council / Harsha S. and Antiarbum Ranglong -- 10. Decentralisation and civil society : elementary education management in Madhya Pradesh / Reetika Syal -- 11. Understanding nestedness in democratic decentralisation through the lens of forest resource governance in Tamil Nadu / Lavanya Suresh -- 12. Emerging conflicts between Panchayati Raj Institutions and Khap Panchayats in Haryana / Ramesh Kumar -- 13. Parallel organizations and subversion of the grass-roots democracy in Andhra Pradesh / G. Sudarshanam and N. Chaitanya Pradeep -- 14. Decentralized governance, conflict resolution and functioning of Panchayat Raj Institutions in Jammu and Kashmir / Layeeq Ahmad Sheikh -- 15. Local governance, changing profile of elected public representatives and efforts for capacity development in India / E. Vankatesu
Summary "This book explores experiences, issues and challenges which have emerged since constitutional status was granted to the local bodies at grass-roots level in India in the early 1990s. Among other issues, it focuses on: the contrasting political ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and B. R. Ambedkar on Panchayati Raj Institutions; the legal and constitutional provisions which were introduced through the 73rd and 74th Amendment Acts; the devolution process, status and challenges of democracy for local governmental bodies; empowerment of the women and lower castes through reservations in the local bodies; governance in Schedule V and VI tribal areas; conflict resolution and capacity building of local governance. Based on extensive fieldwork across India, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of political science, sociology, public administration as well as policymakers and civil society activists."-- (Front Cover)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 30, 2016)
Subject Local government -- India.
Panchayat -- India.
Local government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Veṅkaṭēśu, I., 1969- editor.
ISBN 1315558653