Village Republics

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Cambridge University Press, 1989 - Agriculture, Cooperative - 240 pages
 

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Interesting account of how water management works through collective action in some Indian villages. It's a pretty simple and non-theoretical report and I enjoyed reading it. Read full review

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Interesting picture of village life and society in Southern India. Village Republics, agriculture.

Contents

The village as a corporate group
1
The circumstances of village organization
19
Kottapalle
37
The social response to openfield husbandry
59
The social response to irrigation
72
The range of council activities
96
The mode of public choice
111
social structure
134
ecology and risk
160
the conditions for collective action
179
theories of collective action
199
Appendix Water supply and irrigation network
218
Bibliography
223
Index
235
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