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Emerging Dimensions in Decentralisation

G. Palanithurai (Author)
Synopsis This book captures the process and implications of decentralilzed governance established at grassroots level in Tamil Nadu after the Introduction of the 73rd Constitutional amendment. It analyses the whole electoral process to the local bodies and highlights the achievements of ten Gram Panchayats with the support of the communities on social development issues. Further dealing with the development initiatives of the Panchayats and the people, the book portrays the linkages between the traditional and the formal panchayats for effective delivery of services to the people. Also, it addresses various issues concerning capacity building of Panchayat leaders, performance of dalit leaders and problems of women representatives. The book will be useful for policy makers, development workers and researchers.
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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 Emerging Dimensions in Decentralisation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818069173X
length x+405p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.