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Dynamics of Grassroots Governance in India: Dreams and Realities (In 2 Volumes)

D. Sundar Ram (Editor)
Synopsis This important volume (set in two parts) constitutes an important contribution to the on-going search for alternatives to the dilemmas of the grassroots democratic institutions over last several years. A Distinguished panel of authors review the strength and weaknesses of the existing Panchayati Raj Institutions--whether it serves the basic needs and aspirations of the people at the grassroots level or have become obsolete and, if so, whether a systematic change is required. Providing an analytical description of the dynamics of the grassroots institutions with the Indian experiences, this volume provides a significant insights and analytical tools to the debate on the good governance at the grassroots level and draws attention to various unresolved issues and dilemmas. This timely volume seeks to examine the dreams and realities of the rural people towards the good governance objectively and dispassionately.
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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 Dynamics of Grassroots Governance in India: Dreams and Realities (In 2 Volumes)
Author D. Sundar Ram
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.10.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173919313
length xxxii+576p., Tables.