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Looking Back the Efforts on Decentralization in India

 
G. Palanithurai (Author)
Synopsis

Decentralization is a global phenomenon and it is operationalized by the governments depending on the requirements of the county. In India, only after enacting the 73rd and 74th Amendment to the Constitution of India, India became rarely a representative democracy. It has transformed the very character of our democracy from representative to representative and participatory democracy. Indian democracy is always a paradox as it is in short in quality long in quantity. We have institutional mechanism for to democratic the society, but the institutional mechanisms have not transformed the behaviour and practices of the people. Against this background, decentralization was thought of and as a result new democratic governance mechanism had been installed at the ground constitutionally to deepen democracy. Achieving economic development, social justice and deepening of democracy are the prime goals of the new Panchayati Raj System. Twenty years have gone after the introduction of the Constitutional Amendment. What has been done so far to deepen democracy and achieve economic development and social justice through rural local governance? Has been captured in this monograph.

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About the author

G. Palanithurai

G. Palanithurai teaches Political Science and Development Administration at the Post-Graduate level in Rural University, Gandhigram. Tamil Nadu, Currently he is the chairman of the Department of Politics and Public Administration. He has a number of books to his credit. Some of the important titles include “Reaction and Response in Legislature”, “Role Perception of Legislators”, “A Comparative Analysis of Political Performance of DMK and AIADMK”, “Perspectives on Indian Regionalism”, “Ethnic Movement in India: Theory and Practice”, Dynamics of Tamil Nadu Politics in Sri Lankan Ethnicity”, “Indian Polity: Myth and Reality” and “Management of ethnic Conflict in India and Canada”. He has written extensively in national and international Journals on Legislative Behaviour and Ethnicity. He has completed a major research project funded by ICSSR besides other minor projects. He was awarded Shastri Indo Canadian Institute fellowship to visit Canada and the US to write a book on Ethnic Conflict Management in Canada and India. He has undertaken major project entitled, “Strategies to stimulate upward Social Mobility”, with The Mother’s Service Society, Pondicherry. He is actively involved in the thinktank group in Tamil Nadu to prepare an Agenda for 21st Century, Tamil Nadu. He is a life member of various professional associations.

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Bibliographic information

Title Looking Back the Efforts on Decentralization in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2017
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351252993
length xiv+114p.