Elected Women Representatives and Empowerment

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  • Author :G. Palanithurai
  • Year of Publication :2012
  • ISBN: :9788180698736
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXII, 226
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Panchayati Raj, Political Science, Women Studies

About the Book :

This work is a compilation of articles presented in a National Seminar on "Critical Mass to Critical Action", held in Gandhigram Rural Institute. It discusses empowerment of women thorough a process of transfer of power from dominant social groups to marginalized and from men to women. in transition society. People who are in dominant position will not allow the power transfer very easily. They avolve different designs to retain power with them in different forms. It focuses at the elected women representatives are drawn from different segments of the rural society and how they are able to occupy position and manage the office. It also discusses how the women leaders empower themselves and how they are able to bring the critical issues of the development of women in the decision making process of grass roots institutions. This book is based on the experience of elected women representatives of four southern states. It also focus more on the problems of the elected women representatives while handing power at hte grass roots. This compilation will be highly useful for the researchers who are pursuing research in women in Local Governance.

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.