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Decentralized Democratic Governance in New Millennium: Local Government in the U.S.A., U.K., France, Japan, Russia and India

U.B. Singh (Author)
Synopsis This book makes a comparative study of decentralized democratic governance in the USA, Britain, France, Japan, Russia and India. Explaining the meaning, essential elements, rationale and importance of local government, it addresses issues concerning rural-urban reforms, finance and local revenue, people's participation and central-local government relations. It also extends discussion on local governments of major cities of the world--New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Delhi, Moscow, Paris and Greater London.
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About the author

U.B. Singh

U.B. Singh, M.P.A., Ph.D. (Human Resource Development), D. Litt. (Time Management) till recently at the faculty of the Regional Centre for Urban & Environmental Studies of the University of Lucknow (for more than 18 years) is a Reader in the Department of Public Administration of the Mizoram University (a Central University), based at Aizawal. He has been to University College London, U.K. on Fellowship under Colombo Plan and to Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok under the UNDP sponsorship. He has to his credit more than 50 research papers contributed to various journals of repute; about two dozen research studies; participation in national and international seminars / conferences, besides authoring more than a dozen books including Human Resource Development, Urban Local Government, functioning of Urban Government in South India, Urban Governance in North East Region, Administrative System in India, Fiscal Federalism in Indian Union, assessing Training Needs in Urban Administration to name a few. He has successfully edited a number of volumes including Revitalised Urban Administration in India. Privatisatioin of Municipal Services in India etc. As a unique combination of a teacher, trainer and researcher, Dr. Singh is associated with many academic institutes and societies. He has been on the advisory committees and on committees for farming municipal Acts in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. He has directed a number of executive development programmes for urban officials belonging to various north and north eastern states.

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Title Decentralized Democratic Governance in New Millennium: Local Government in the U.S.A., U.K., France, Japan, Russia and India
Author U.B. Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.06.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180695409
length xiv+401p., Illustrations; 23cm.