Development Issues in Contemporary India
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- Author :M.R. Biju
- Year of Publication :2011
- ISBN: :9788180697142
- Language: :English
- Binding: :Hard Bound
- No of Pages: XXXIV, 606
- Size: 23 cms
- Categories: Developmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Sociology
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About the Book :
This collection of twenty-nine papers attempts to examine the various aspects of Development in Contemporary India. Taking a close look at development projects and action plans, it addresses the critical issues concerning sustainable development, public-private partnership in health-care, good governance, and security challenges in e-commerce. The contributors also deal with the protection of human rights and social justice, judicial activism, educational development, political participation of tribals, the role of Panchayats in alleviation of poverty, coalition politics, and the contribution of mass-media towards rural development.
About Author :
M.R. Biju, is currently Dean, School of Social Sciences, Dean, School of Legal Studies and Head, Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod. He is also serving as Chairperson of Board of Studies, Public Administration and Policy Studies. He is also a Member of the Court of the University. He is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Political Science (IJOPS). He is a prolific writer on socio-political and developmental issues and published twenty-nine books, One Hundred and Seventy (170) research papers, Seventeen  book chapters, and has reviewed over Nine Hundred books for South Asian Journal of Socio-political Studies.
His teaching and research experience, spanning more than 26 years, includes several achievements.
He is consistently making professional academic contributions in the capacity of an Associate Board member of Economics and Management, a prestigious journal published by the Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, as the Director and Member Secretary of the Asian Institute of Development Research (AIDR), and is a life Member of several Academic and Professional Bodies. He is also serving on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Business and Innovation, Administration. He is a member of the PG Board of Studies Political Science and Public Administration of the Central University of Rajasthan and Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul.