Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Local Governance in India

Bidyut Chakrabarty Rajendra Kumar Pandey



We can order this in for you
How long will it take?


SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
15 December 2018
Public administration; Regional government
Local Governance in India draws on the basic theoretical and practical aspects of localizing governance and illuminates how local governance unfolds in India. To help comprehend relevant issues contextually, the book focuses on the historical, socio-economic and political milieus, and draws extensively on examples and cases from India. By understanding local governance in the wider political scenario, it also endeavours to reconceptualize local governance in India as integral to the country's macro politics. The book offers a broad analysis of specific programmes, such as MGNREGA, and structures of governance at the grass-roots level, thereby providing insights into relatively less-discussed aspects and helps grasp the concept of governance in a policy perspective.

Containing varied examples, case studies and literature review, this textbook would be an ideal companion for students of political science, public administration, urban and rural development, sociology, social work and economics.

Key Features:

* Provides a concise and well-balanced coverage of rural and urban governance in India * Incorporates insights into and explanations of both Western and non-Western perspectives of local governance * Dwells on contemporary trends in democratization and local governance * Makes a projective study of future of local governance in India
By:   Bidyut Chakrabarty, Rajendra Kumar Pandey
Imprint:   SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9789352807581
ISBN 10:   9352807588
Pages:   276
Publication Date:   15 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
Preface Introduction Part A: Conceptual Underpinning and Empirical Manifestations Localising Governance: Theoretical Inputs Localizing Governance: Empirical Roots Localising Governance in Post-Independent India Cooperative Movement in India Panchayati Raj Governance Urban Local Governance in India Personnel and Financial Administration Panchayati Raj in Action Urban Local Governance in Action District Planning Committee Politics of Governance in Localities Part B: Objectifying the Goal-driven Endeavour Mainstreaming Gender Rural Well-being and Rights-based Legislative Design Role of Information and Communication Technology in Local Governance Part C: Contemporary Challenges Changing Nature of Local Governance Democratisation and Local Governance: Contemporary Trends Future Prospects of Local Governance Conclusion Bibliography Index

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor, Visva Bharati, West Bengal. He was Professor in the Department of Political Science in University of Delhi till November 2018. He completed his PhD from London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in several prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore; Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored several textbooks and academic books. Among his publications are Public Administration: From Government to Governance (2017), Winning the Mandate: The Indian Experience (2016), Communism in India: Events, Processes and Ideologies (2014), Indian Politics and Society since Independence: Events, Processes and Ideology (2008) and The Governance Discourse: A Reader (2008). Rajendra Kumar Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Besides earning his Masters, MPhil and Doctorate degrees from the University of Delhi, he also holds the prestigious Postgraduate Diploma (with summa cum laude: excellent grade) in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution from the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In the past, Dr Pandey taught graduate students at the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (1998- 2003),Hindu College (2003-09) (both University of Delhi), and the UGC-Centre for Federal Studies, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. Besides publishing research papers in reputed journals, he has co-authored two books-Indian Government and Politics (SAGE, 2008) and Modern Indian Political Thought: Text and Context (SAGE, 2009). He has also made substantial contribution to develop self-learning materials for students of open and distance learning in different areas of political science and public administration. The current focus areas of his academic pursuits are public policy and governance with special reference to the issues of disaster management and human rights.

See Also