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Federal System and Coalition Government in India: Conflict and Consensus in Centre-State Relations

D. Sundar Ram (Editor)
Synopsis The present Voluem is the outcome of the proceedings of the 2 day UGC sponsored national Conference entitled 'federalism and day UGC sponsored National Conference entitled 'Federalism in Centre- State Relations', held at the PNO & KR College (Acharya nagarjuna University), Narasaraopet, Guntur District (AP), during 10 & 11 February, 2005, under the directorship of the Editor of this Volume. The Volume papers aims at looking at the implementation of federal features in India from the stand point of discovering the methodology of the formulation of the policy for healthy relations between the federal and state governments with mutual understanding and to draw out what one can realistically expect from the union Government in the context of co-operative federal approach towards the states in an era of coalition polity and governance. The Sixteen Chapters in the Volume are written by outstanding authorities on the subject 'Federalism and Coalition Politics'. These chapters record the experiences and thinking of these authorities on some of the newer issues that confront the federal system in India, under the new dispensation of coalition era. This Volume explored the various facets of the dynamics of federalism, good governance, role of governor, demand for state autonomy and peripheral topics. It is in this context that the present Volume focuses on the need to carry out a futuristic introspection of centre-State relations in the context of a new era of coalition politics and governance at the centre and suggest the ways and means to evolve a mechanism for a healthy Union-State relations.
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About the author

D. Sundar Ram

Dr. D. Sundar Ram is a founder and Director of Academy of Grassroots Studies and research of India (AGRASRI); Secretary-general of Rajiv Rural Development Foundation (RRDF); and Editor of the Grassroots Governance Journal (TGGJ) and Grama Sabha (GS) magazine, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh). Prior to Joining the Academy of Graddroots Studies and research of India, he taught Political Science and Public Administration disciplines at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati and Acharya nagarjuna university Affiliated Post-Graduate College, Narasaraopet, Guntur District (Andhra Pradesh), besides a Research Fellow and research Associate (UGC Post-Doctoral fellow) at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati; Parliamentary fellow at the Institute of Constitutional and parliamentary Studies, New Delhi; reader and head of the P.G. Department of Public Administration at S.S. & N. College (Acharya Nagarjuna university); faculty Member in Political Science and Public Administration and Co-ordinator of UGC -College Humanities and Social science Improvement programme (COHSSIP) and Co-ordinator of NAAC Steering Committee at the P.N.C. & K.R. College (Acharya Nagarjuna Universiy), Narasaraopet, Guntur District (A.P.) He is on the Guest faculty of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open university Regional Study Centre and Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati and academic consultant in Institutions of higher learning. Presently, he is the Chief Organiser of the Bhart Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecturer and Convenor of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhui Outstanding leadership and best Panchayat Awards Jury, under the aegis of Academy of Grassroots Studies and research of India, Tirupati.

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Title Federal System and Coalition Government in India: Conflict and Consensus in Centre-State Relations
Author D. Sundar Ram
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173919283
length xviii+342p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendices; Index; 23cm.