Grass-Roots Democracy in India and China: The Right To Participate
Manoranjan Mohanty, George Mathew, Richard Baum, Rong Ma
SAGE Publications India, Jan 11, 2007 - Political Science - 500 pages
Both India and China have experienced economic changes and growing social consciousness which have generated new challenges for local institutions. This volume closely studies the resultant grass-roots political experiences in these countries from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the process of democratisation and highlights the growing demands for participation and the complex power structures interjecting them.
The contributors to this volume discuss issues relating to institutional structures and the dynamics of local governance in a changing socio-economic environment that panchayati raj in India and village committee system in China represent. In addition to the political economy of rural areas, they also focus on the role of gender, caste, class, ethnicity and religion in local political processes.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Women and Local Power in India and China
Gender Work and Power in an Andhra Village
Democracy Good Governance and Economic Development in Rural China
The Environment the Family and Local Government among the Tajik People
The Evolution and Function of the Kaxie System of the Lahu People in Southwest China
Social Change and the Development of Democracy in Local Governance in Tibet
The Party the Village Committee and the Monastery
Changes in Local Administration and their Impact on Community Life in the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia
Village Panchayats in Maharashtra
Keralas Peoples Plan Campaign 19962001
Panchayati Raj System in Karnataka
Stratification and Institutional Exclusion in China and India
Reconceptualising Local Democracy
About the Editors and Contributors
Other editions - View all
activities administrative agricultural Amendment Andhra Pradesh Anhui autonomous bank Beijing brigade Buyun cadres candidates caste system cent of villagers central China Chinese Communist Party Constitution decentralisation Delhi democracy democratic direct election district economic development electoral elite functions funds grama panchayat grama sabha grass-roots households hukou hukou system Hurqige implementation income India informal finance Inner Mongolia institutional exclusion Karnataka kaxie system Kerala labour Lahu land leaders leadership Lianjiang loans Maharashtra mandal Maratha ment microcredit microfinance mobilisation Nedong officials organisation panchayati raj participation party secretary peasants people’s communes people’s congress planning political population poverty programmes reform region representatives role rural areas rural China rural development sector self-government Seventy-third SHGs Shizhong District social society structure Tajik Tibet Total township head village committee village elections village panchayat vote West Bengal women Zhouzhuang zilla parishad