Decentralised Governance and Participatory Development: Issues, Constraints and Prospects

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  • Author :B. Mohanan
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691621
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: VI, 165
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Public Administration

About the Book :

This study analyses the constraints and possibilities in participatory planning and democratic decentralisation, with special reference to Kerala. Examining various aspects of the concept of people's participation, it presents an overview of people's compaign for decentralised planning in the State. Also, it presents a report on decentralised planning based on extensive field studies at two of Kerala's Gram Panchayats. The political process at the grassroots level has been discussed as well. The book will be of great use for researchers, policy-makers and development workers.

About Author :

B. Mohanan (b. 1957) is a senior faculty in Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu. He has founded the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas in Trivandrum, Kerala in 1991 along with a host of other independent thinkers. He is the founder Editor (Hon.) of ISDA Journal Studies in Development and Administration. He specialises in development administration, South Asian Studies and Political Theory. He has published several books, research papers and articles on South Asian Development issues. His major books include Politics of Regionalism in South Asia (1991); Globalisation of Economy (1995); Gandhi's Legacy and a New Human Civilisation (1999); Quest for a Just World Order (1999) and Women and Law (2003). He has participated and presented papers at international conferences organised by Association of Third World Studies Inc. and International Institute of Asian Studies, The Netherlands. In addition, he has organised several national conferences, workshops and seminars in Gandhigram and Trivandrum.