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Grassroots Governance in Germany and India: A Comparative Analysis

G. Palanithurai (Author) Niclas D. Weimar (Author) Sonkhogin Haokip (Author)

This book makes a comparative study of the working of local governance institutions in Germany and India. Through a case analysis of Holzheim, a small village in Rhiseland-Palatinate province of Germany and Tellou Channa Seijang Gram Panchayat in Manipur, it tries to understand how strong the local governance institutions are in both the countries in terms of institutional structures, powers and functions, roles and responsibilities, resources devolved, and the performance exhibited through the institutions by the institutional leaders. Accountability mechanisms and transparency in local governance has also been examined.

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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 Grassroots Governance in Germany and India: A Comparative Analysis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.01.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351250135
length xiv+107p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.