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Democratic Governance In India: Reflections And Refractions

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ISBN: 9788178355924    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 324        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dipankar Sinha is Reader in Political Science Calcutta University and Honorary Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. His prime area of research...Read more
Description About The Author:- Dipankar Sinha is Reader in Political Science Calcutta University and Honorary Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. His prime area of research is the communicative dimension of development-governance interface. He has authored Communicating Development in the New World Order (1999), and (in Bengali) Media Sanskriti (2003). He has also co-edited The Information, Communication and Technology: From Early to Post-Colonial India (2005). His essays have been published in edited volumes and journals from India and abroad. Kaberi Chakrabarti: Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Calcutta University. Her areas of research and teaching include Communication Studies and Development Administration. Her most recent publication is a co-authored (with Mohit Bhattacharya) volume on Social Theory and Development Administration. Sobhanlas Datta Gupta: Surendra Nath Banerjee Professor of Political Science, University of Calcutta, and Coordinator, UGC-sponsored DRS Programme in Political Science, Calcutta University. His prime area of research is Political Theory. He has authored and edited a number of books which include Justice and the Political Order in India: An Inquiry into the Institution and Ideologies, 1950-1972 (1978), India: Political and Society Today and Tomorrow (1998) and Comintern and the Destiny of Communism in India 1919-1943: Dialectics of Real and a Possible History (2006).Contents:- Acknowledgements • General Editor's Note • List of Contributors and Editors • Editorial Introduction • Part - I Democracy and "Governance" in the Wake of Mass Upsurge • Governance, Social Capital and Democracy: Revisiting the Indian Scenario • State, Liberalization and Investment Question: Issues in Corporate Governance • Hesitant Devolution: India's Tryst with Democratic Governance • The Law and the Field: Citizen Participation and Urban Governance in West Bengal • Evolution of the Panchayati Raj System in West Bengal: Political and Legislative Initiatives of a State Government • Democratic Governance: Reforming the Accountability Domain in Andhra Pradesh • Righting Governance of Governing a Rights? • Part II : Landmark Act: Right to Information • Bibliography • Index.About The Book:- How Should Governance Be Made More Accountable And Transparent? The Book, Wide-Ranging And Panoramic In Content, Seeks To Intellectually Confront The Provocative Question And Explore, In The Process, The Highly Elusive And Controversial Theme Of Democratic Governance. It Conceptualizes And Contextualises The Theme In The Indian Context In Terms Of Certain Specific Parameters And Clues. The Book Contains Contribution From A Wide Section Of Leading Commentators, Having Long Years Of Experience In Teaching And Research, Who Also Have Governance As Their Major Or Emerging Area Of Interest. Followed By A Lucid Introduction Which Problematises The Theme In General Terms, The Contributions In The Book Concern As Diverse Sub-Themes As Social Capital, Democratic Decentralization, Urban Governance, Rural Governance, Policy Outcomes, Mass Upsurge Corporate Governance. The Contributions, As The Title Of The Book Indicates, Are A Mixed Bag Of Reflections On And Refractions Of Democratic Governance In India. They Also Contain Refractions In The Sense Of Revealing The 'Bends' At Particular Points Of The Trajectory Of The Process. The Book Will Complement The Ongoing Debate On Democratic Governance And Will Be A Standard Reference For The Researchers, Analysts And Students Of Social Science. It Should Also Be Valuable To The Policymakers Who Wish To Receive Analytical And Critical Feedback On Governance., About The Author:- Dipankar Sinha Is Reader In Political Science Calcutta University And Honorary Adjunct Fellow At The Institute Of Development Studies, Kolkata. His Prime Area Of Research Is The Communicative Dimension Of Development-Governance Interface. He Has Authored Communicating Development In The New World Order (1999), And (In Bengali) Media Sanskriti (2003). He Has Also Co-Edited The Information, Communication And Technology: From Early To Post-Colonial India (2005). His Essays Have Been Published In Edited Volumes And Journals From India And Abroad. Kaberi Chakrabarti: Senior Lecturer, Department Of Political Science, Calcutta University. Her Areas Of Research And Teaching Include Communication Studies And Development Administration. Her Most Recent Publication Is A Co-Authored (With Mohit Bhattacharya) Volume On Social Theory And Development Administration. Sobhanlas Datta Gupta: Surendra Nath Banerjee Professor Of Political Science, University Of Calcutta, And Coordinator, Ugc-Sponsored Drs Programme In Political Science, Calcutta University. His Prime Area Of Research Is Political Theory. He Has Authored And Edited A Number Of Books Which Include Justice And The Political Order In India: An Inquiry Into The Institution And Ideologies, 1950-1972 (1978), India: Political And Society Today And Tomorrow (1998) And Comintern And The Destiny Of Communism In India 1919-1943: Dialectics Of Real And A Possible History (2006)., Content:- Acknowledgements • General Editor'S Note • List Of Contributors And Editors • Editorial Introduction • Part - I Democracy And "Governance" In The Wake Of Mass Upsurge • Governance, Social Capital And Democracy: Revisiting The Indian Scenario • State, Liberalization And Investment Question: Issues In Corporate Governance • Hesitant Devolution: India's Tryst With Democratic Governance • The Law And The Field: Citizen Participation And Urban Governance In West Bengal • Evolution Of The Panchayati Raj System In West Bengal: Political And Legislative Initiatives Of A State Government • Democratic Governance: Reforming The Accountability Domain In Andhra Pradesh • Righting Governance Of Governing A Rights? • Part Ii : Landmark Act: Right To Information • Bibliography • Index.
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