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Title Inclusion and exclusion in local governance : field studies from rural India / edited by B.S. Baviskar and George Mathew
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 453 pages) : illustrations
Contents Includes the excluded: empowering the powerless through panchayati raj in Maharashtra / B.S. Baviskar -- Power to the excluded groups and panchayati raj in coastal Orissa / B.B. Mohanty -- Negotiating with empowerment: panchayati raj in Andhra Pradesh / Vinod K Jairath and Srinivas Sajja -- Panchayati raj or party raj?: understanding the nature of local government in West Bengal / Manasendu Kundu -- On the floor and behind the veil: the excluded in the panchayati raj in Haryana / S.R. Ahlawat and Neerja Ahlawat -- Including the excluded through panchayati raj in Karnataka / B.S. Bhargava and K. Subha -- Understanding grassroots power and excluded communities in Kerala / T.G. Suresh -- Caste, party, and democratic decentralization in Karnataka / Lalita Chandrashekhar -- Gender, caste, and politics in rural Tamil Nadu / L. Thara Bhai -- Brushed under the carpet: inclusion and exclusion in Manipur / N. Vijaylakshmi Brara -- Changing power relations through panchayats in Maharashtra / R.B. Patil -- Dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in Uttar Pradesh / Santosh Singh -- Devolution of power through panchayats in Rajasthan / Shashi Bhushan Singh -- Local governance and social change in Gujarat / Satyakam Joshi
Summary Features field studies from 42 panchayats in 12 states, to show how decentralisation is working in Indian villages. This work analyses the social, political and economic forces influencing variations in the degree of empowerment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women and looks at likely future developments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Panchayat -- India -- Case studies.
People with social disabilities -- Political activity -- India -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Baviskar, B. S. (Baburao Shravan), 1931-
Mathew, George, 1943-
ISBN 1282004530
8132100891 (electronic bk.)
8178298600 (hard back)
9788132100898 (electronic bk.)
9788178298603 (hard back)