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- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00
Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
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-1991 period ? a model that bypasses Panchayat Raj institutions (PRIs), resulting in a majority of the population being left outside the purview of development. These... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Although local neighborhood associations are found in many countries, Japan?s are distinguished by their ubiquity, scope of activities, and very high participation rates, making them important for the study of society and politics. Most Japanese belong to one local neighborhood association or another, making them Japan?s most numerous civil society... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00
This book reveals the dynamics of contemporary Chinese village politics. By combining abundant empirical data with close observation as an insider, the author illustrates the processes and consequences of transplanting democracy into rural Chinese society. more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 25.90
âDecentralization is a major trend in Indonesia since the first decades of that nation under Sukarno and Suharto. Max Lane is justly treasured for illuminating those first decades, for example, through his translations of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and his excellent book, Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto. Anyone who... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
One of the more commonly and widely held beliefs outside the People?s Republic of China about the changes wrought by the reform era is that there has been no political change The attention of the outside world focuses inevitably on Beijing and national level politics. Nonetheless, it may actually be at the more local levels that changes in politics... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00
This book examines village democracy and the prospects of China's democratization. It explains how three key factors - township, economy and kinship - shape village democracy and account for rural variations. It considers the extension of village to township elections, the idea of a mixed regime and its impact on political development in China. more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 49.95
This book provides fresh perspectives and insights on what may be the worlds. largest ongoing decentralisation reformsthe Panchayat Raj reforms in Indiaand. presents unique empirical material from Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Comparative. perspectives and references to historical cases from around the world are used. to show how decentralisation... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
This work looks at the impact of decentralization on local governance arrangements. and citizen participation in urban democracy processes in India. To analyse the. various issues, it includes case studies from the major cities throughout the. country. New Forms of Urban Governance in India: Shifts, Models, Networks and Contestations. examines how... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 70.97
Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governance: Field Studies from Rural India. is a product of a rare national-level study conducted in 42 panchayats across. 12 states to reveal how democratic decentralization is working in Indian villages. This is done through stories of empowerment as well as discrimination against. women, scheduled castes and scheduled... more...