Local Democracy in India

Interpreting Decentralization by Girish Kumar

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  • Government - International,
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  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Business/Economics,
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  • India,
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Historical and social origins of democracy in India are sharply different from those in much of the West, and the indigenous political culture has fundamentally reshaped the processes of democracy.

These differences are reflected in the current functioning of democracy in India, making it difficult to fit the Indian case to the canonical. The Story of Indian Democracy 37 different groups of people representing competing interest and often also different political parties.

This is an essential part of any functioning democracy. The third part of this chapter seeks to discuss how competing interests function, what the ter ms inter est gr oups and political parties mean and what File Size: KB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kumar, Girish, Local democracy in India.

New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, (OCoLC)   Local democracy in India is in deep disarray. Will the Prime Minister take time to look into this pathology and take remedial action in the interest of.

However, the substantive focus of the book (chapters 3 through 7) is on India. It is the empirical account of the introduction of local democracy in India, and the analysis of intra-party competition in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, that provides the substantive basis of the book.

“India’s political DNA is fundamentally socialist and statist” 3. “Inflation particularly food price inflation is more likely factor to decide the fate of incumbents” 4. “Local issues often trump national ones and vary dramatically from state to state” 5. “India /5(88). Home» Browse» Politics and Government» Systems of Government» Democracy» Democracy and India Democracy and India The Republic of India was born out of the withdrawal of British imperial forces infollowed by the separation of West Pakistan and the province of Bengal into a separate Muslim polity.

The politics of India works within the framework of the country's is a federal parliamentary democratic republic in which the President of India is the head of state and the Prime Minister of India is the head of follows the dual polity system, i.e.

a double government (federal in nature) that consists of the central authority at the centre and. This book provides a vantage point of comparison, of the actual reality of decentralisation in India with Gandhi’s vision of decentralised democracy, or what he referred to as Gram Swaraj.

It looks at the historical evolution of panchayats from ancient times to India’s independence, and critically discusses the developments by: 1. The Success of India’s Democracy / edited by Atul Kohli p. – (Contemporary South Asia; 6) Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0 3 – ISBN 0 9 (pb.) 1. Democracy – India. India – Politics and government – – 3. Central–local government relations – India. Kohli, Atul. Contemporary. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm.

Contents: 'Democracy under the Raj: elections and separate representation in British India / James Chiriyankandath --The rhetoric of democracy and development in late colonial India / David Washbrook --The crisis of the moderate state and the decline of democracy / Rajni Kothari.

Local Democracy and Development tells a powerful story of mass mobilization and innovation as bureaucratic opposition was overcome, corruption and cynicism were rooted out, and parliamentary democracy prevailed. Considering both the theoretical and applied significance of the campaign both in the context of India's development since Cited by: 'In Oral Democracy, Sanyal and Rao engage in a detailed comparative analysis to illuminate how local state capacity and literacy influence the extent to which an institutionalized system of public collective deliberation (gram sabhas) contributes to the transformation of the practice of citizenship in contemporary by: 2.

Essay 4 ( words) Democracy in India was formed after the nation was freed from the clutches of the British rule in It led to the birth of the world’s largest democracy. Under the effective leadership of the Indian National Congress, the people of India attained the right to vote and elect their government.

We know there is a government in India at the Center and State levels. But there is another important system for local governance. The foundation of the present local self-government in India was laid by the Panchayati Raj System ().

But the history of Panchayati Raj starts from the self-sufficient and self-governing village communities. In the time of the Rig-Veda (.

“India has spent odd years as a democracy and for a society deeply racked by social inequalities and hierarchy, has come quite far. The essays also examine in ethnographic detail the way in which democracy is actually experienced in South Asia, ranging far beyond conventional political structures to look at conflict resolution, rhetorics of foreign aid, ethnic organizations, Maoist practices of local government, Dalit resistance, and so on.

In this definitive history, a key figure in the People's Campaign in Kerala provides an insider's account of one of the world's most extensive and successful experiments in decentralization.

Launched inthe campaign mobilized over 3 million of Kerala's 30 million people and resulted in bottom-up development planning in all 1, of its villages and urban neighborhoods.

Democratization from Above seeks to explain why some national and state governments in the developing world introduce reforms to make local governance more democratic while others neglect or actively undermine democracy at local levels of government. The study challenges conventional wisdom that local democratization is implemented as a.

India’s constitution calls for strongly decentralized, participatory local democracy. However, the state governments often refrain from transferring power to the local level (Rao and Raghunandan, et al., ).

Local governance at a glance. India is a. Democracy and Governance in Africa Africa's continuing reliance on foreign aid has increased the opportunities for bilateral and multilateral aid agencies to influence policy making in the region.

The major donors have been meeting frequently in order to discuss development and debt problems and to devise aid strategies for African governments. Finally, I will discuss the issue of local democracy.

I have already said that the national-level democracy in India is rather shallow in depth, but there has been a great deal of widening. But our local-level democracy is much weaker than at the national or the provincial level. By local I mean district level, block level, village level. Our Democracy is a loose and open coalition of organisations, campaigners and politicians who are dedicated to improving our local democracy.

If you want to work with us, we want to hear from you. Frome ripped up the rule book and revolutionised their local elections. Reconceptualising Local Democracy: Reflections on Democracy, Power and Resistance in the Indian and Chinese Countryside Index This volume is the product of a collaborative research effort by scholars from India, China and the US analysing the experience of grass-roots political processes in India and China in a comparative perspective in the.

DEMOCRATIC DECENTRALISATION IN INDIA: AN OVERVIEW the book explains the far-reaching implications of the reorganisation of regional and local democracy is vital. `The authors succeed in presenting very detailed findings from a post-election study of the electorate using a theoretical approach that accounts for the most worrying phenomena in contemporary Indian politics'.

John Hickman, Contemporary South Asia Drawing on a nationwide post-election survey of 10, people, this book analyzes the process and. Bose's new book "Transforming India: Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy," points out that the country's political structures have now matched its vast cultural : Palash Ghosh.

Local democracy in Indian and South African cities: A comparative literature review Claire Bénit-Gbaffou and Stéphanie Tawa Lama Rewal The local level has become since the s an important arena of development of democracy in most countries of the world – in a move sometimes described as part of “the third wave of democratization”.

Book Description. Focusing on Karnataka in India, this study examines the implications of the model of development sought to be introduced in the entire country through the governance reforms of the post period — a model that bypasses Panchayat Raj institutions (PRIs), resulting in a majority of the population being left outside the purview of development.

National Portal of India is a Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan, designed and developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.

It has been developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian. India’s cities felt the effects of instant universal suffrage as well, with insufficient voting muscle in a predominantly rural democracy to generate serious pressure for strong urban governments.

A regime of incremental suffrage extension would likely have empowered local institutions and built their capacities.People are increasingly unhappy with their governments in democracies around the world.

In countries as diverse as India, Ecuador, and Uganda, governments are responding to frustrations by mandating greater citizen participation at the local and state level. Officials embrace participatory reforms, believing that citizen councils and committees lead to improved .local democracy or to managing a complex city.

Instead, the goal is to provoke a close reexamination of the purpose, form, and nature of local democracy world-wide and to share common experiences and to offer the best in scholarship in an accessible, clear, and well-organized volume. This handbook, like other International IDEA projects, recognizes.