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Governance At Community Level in China and India: A Comparative Analysis

Niclas D. Weimar (Author) G. Palanithurai (Author) B.S. Thirumeni (Author)

The volume presents a view of governance and development process at the grassroots level in two major developing countries, China and India. The comparative study examines the creation of local bodies through an executive order which have substantial powers and resources in China and local bodies in India that have been created through constitutional amendments and are without powers and resources. With a case study of a local governance unit in Jiangsu province, China and a Gram Panchayat in Kerala, India and including systematic analysis of a range of data , it discusses how village life is organised and people are engaged in governance and development. It takes up the importance of the will of the state and the role of the state in strengthening the grassroots institutions through decentralisation.

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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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Title Governance At Community Level in China and India: A Comparative Analysis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.01.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351250128
length xviii+150p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.