Rural Transformation and People's Entitlements

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Overview

  • Author :G. Palanithurai
  • Year of Publication :2004
  • ISBN: :9788180690587
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 136
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Political Science, Rural Development, Sociology

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About the Book :

Indian society has witnessed a cataclysmic change, both externally and internally, due to the implications of modernization, westernization, industrialization and the initiatives of the government sponsored development programmes. The change witnessed in the society does not reflect the positive elements for achieving peace and prosperity. As a result, one could witness social conflict in the Indian society despite the functioning of democracy to achieve development. Government machinery has involved in development activities in a massive way to alleviate poverty and to achieve prosperity. But still the question remains unanswered as to what extent basic entitlements of the poor are secured. This book tries to analyse the process of social transformation and evaluate the role of government in ensuring the entitlements of the people. The issues are analysed not in the backdrop of any theory but from the perspective of the people. The discussion on the issues is being visualized in a futuristic way.


About Author :


Ganapathy Palanithurai, Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj studies, Department of Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute—Deemed University, Gandhigram is an academic activist working with academic community, civil society, policy community and political community to impress upon them the importance and need of democratic local governance in India to enable the poor to lead a decent dignified human life. All his academic, research and outreach activities are being supported by an array of funding agencies namely the World Bank, the UNDP, the UNICEF, the Hunger Project, SDC, DANIDA, Action Aid International, the Ford Foundation, Population Foundation of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Toolkit Foundation—Netherland, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and State Planning Commission. He was a visiting Professor in Cologne University, Germany. He has to his credit seventy three books, 126 research articles, 112 popular articles in popular newspapers, 83 monographs published in a span of three decades. He is the coordinator of UGC-SAP and UGC innovative programme. He held several administrative positions like Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dean, Student's Welfare, Member, Syndicate, Member Senate, Member, and Academic Council in Gandhigram Rural Institute. He was and is member of many advisory committees of the Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu pertinent to local government and rural development.