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Public Governance and Decentralisation (In 2 Volumes)

Anil Dutta Mishra (Editor) S.N. Mishra (Editor) Sweta Mishra (Editor)
Synopsis Governance now not only occupies centrestage in development discourse but is also considered as the crucial element to be incorporated in development strategy. Apart from the universal acceptance of its importance, differences, however, prevail in respect of theoretical formulations, policy prescriptions and conceptualisation of the subject itself. Moreover, conceptualization is the basis of theoretical formulation and influences policy making in a significant way. For the present volume the term governance has been used to identify the institutions and the loci of power that exercise ‘Governance’ as legitimate authorities. Therefore, governance looks at both the formal and informal constituents or organs of the ‘State’. In the introductory chapter the editors of the volume have conceptualized the Public Governance and the importance of Decentralisation in its contextual terms and presented a mirror view of what the contributors have discussed and analysed in their scholarly articles. All the sixty contributions in the volume have been grouped in some major themes such as ethics in administration, administrative reforms, human rights, globalisation and privatistion, good governance and democratic decentralization. Every contribution touches a particular aspect of the above mentioned major themes which are relevant and very timely at the beginning of the 21st century. This is a very useful volume recommended for policy planers, practitioners, students of governance and development and general readers as a whole.
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About the authors

Anil Dutta Mishra

Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Non violence and Peace Studies, Jain Vishva Bharati Institutes (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan. His area of specialization includes Indian Government and Politics, Grass root Politics, Women's Studies, Ecology and Human Rights. He has been connected with a number of national and international organizations in various capacities like-Associate Secretary of Indian Society of Gandhian Studies, Ganeral Secretary of Alliance for Sarvodaya, Secretary General of Human Development Foundation, and Member Board of Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has authored / edited 12 books and published a number of research papers in leading professional journals. His earlier books Problems and Prospects of Working Women in Urban India (1994); Fundamentals of Gandhism (1995); Gandhian Approach to Contemporary Problems (1996); Decentralised Planning in India: A Study of Objectives and Operational Framework (1999); Gender perspectives: Participation, Empowerment and Development (1999); Perspectives on Human Rights (2002); Rediscovering Gandhi (2002); Gender Violence in India (2002); Challenges of Twenty First Century and Gandhian Alternative (2003) and India and Canada: Past, Present and Future (2003) were well received and widely acclaimed. Presently he is working on Gandhian Experiments in India.

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S.N. Mishra

Professor S.N. Mishra (b. 1942), after serving at Magadh University, joined the Indian Institute of Public Administration in 1980 where currently he is Professor of Rural Studies. Apart from publishing nearly twently books on various facets of Rural Society, he has contributed more than hundred research papers to the various journals in India and abroad. A member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Public Administration Association, Prof. Mishra's areas of specialization are: Indian Political System, Applied Public Administration, Political Sociology, Constitutional Law, Democratice Decentralization, Development Administration and Local Self-Government.

Sweta Mishra

Sweta Mishra (b. 1971) obtained her M.A. and M.Phil degrees in Political Science from the University of Delhi. Her area of specialization is public administration, rural development and grass-root democracy. Her earlier book 'Democratic Decentralisation in India: Retrospect and Prospect' published by Mittal Publications, New Delhi has been widely acclaimed. She frequently writes for professional journals on wide-ranging problems like development administration, democratic decentralization and Indian political system. Currently she is engaged in her Ph.D. thesis 'Promotion of Small-Scale Industries in India'.

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Title Public Governance and Decentralisation (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170999189
length xxxviii+562p., x+563-1120p., Tables; Col. Plates; References; Index; 23cm.