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Grass-roots Democracy in India and China free pdf This volume closely studies the grass-roots political experiences in India and China from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the process of democratisation and highlights the growing demands for participation and the complex power structures interjecting them. In both India and China, economic reforms have generated new challenges for local institutions. The contributors to this volume accordingly discuss issues relating to institutional structures and the dynamics of local governance in a changing socio-economic environment. In addition to the political economy of rural areas, they also focus on the role of gender, ethnicity and religion in local political processes. In doing so, the volume: " outlines how institutional innovation has evolved in both countries- " brings out the extent to which the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution (in India) and the Organic Law (in China) have facilitated political participation- and " investigates how far the new democratic processes have reduced ethnic subordination, caste hierarchy and gender injustice at the village level.Comprising individual case studies as well as comparative perspectives, this pioneering volume raises new issues of institution-building and socio-economic change vis-a-vis the right to participate.

About Manoranjan Mohanty

Formerly Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi, Prof Mohanty is currently Distinguished Professor at Council for Social Development and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. His recent publications include Grass-roots Democracy in India and China, Ideology Matters : China from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping and Red and Green: Five Decades of the Indian Maoist Movement. George Mathew is Director, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. The founder of the Institute of Social Sciences, he has been on the forefront of research on and promotion of democratic decentralisation in India and has taken a leading role in the international forum on federalism. His major publications include Panchayati Raj: From Legislation to Movement (1994, 2002), Communal Road to a Secular Kerala (1990) and Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir (edited, 1990). He has also produced an award-winning feature film, Swaraj: The Little Republic (2002). Richard Baum is Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles. He was also the director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies (1999-2005). A student of Chinese politics and foreign policy, he has written and edited eight books, including Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping (1996) and Reform and Reaction in Post-Mao China: The Road to Tiananmen (1990). Rong Ma is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Director, Institute of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Beijing. He is a scholar of ethnic relations, migration, urbanisation, education and rural development. Besides having published a number of articles in various journals, he has authored Introduction to Sociology of Ethnicity (2005) in Chinese, Population and Society in Tibet (1996) and co-edited On Development of China's Frontier Regions (1993).

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Author : Manoranjan Mohanty
Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 11 January 2007
ISBN : 0761935150
EAN : 9780761935155
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 498 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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