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  • Inclusion and Exclusion in Local Governanceby B. S. Baviskar; George Mathew

    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...

  • Public Sector Reforms in Indiaby Chandan Sinha

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 32.95

    The public sector in India has evolved over the past two centuries to adapt to contextual changes like political framework, economic conditions, and people`s expectations. Certain systemic and institutional changes reflect the ongoing transformation within the sector. One such change has been in the role of the District Officer (DO). Beginning as an... more...

  • Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asiaby Benjamin L. Read; Robert Pekkanen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection brings together enterprising pieces of new research on the many forms of organization in East and Southeast Asia that are sponsored or mandated by government, but engage widespread participation at the grassroots level. Straddling the state-society divide, these organizations play important roles in society and politics, yet... more...

  • Empowered Participationby Archon Fung

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    Every month in every neighborhood in Chicago, residents, teachers, school principals, and police officers gather to deliberate about how to improve their schools and make their streets safer. Residents of poor neighborhoods participate as much or more as those from wealthy ones. All voices are heard. Since the meetings began more than a dozen years... more...

  • Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesiaby Vedi Hadiz

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    This book provides an important statement on the underlying social dynamics of local politics in Indonesia following the end of the New Order in 1998. It represents the culmination of a substantial and influential body of work by Hadiz on the political economy of Indonesia's post-authoritarian transition. more...

  • The Dynamics of Indian Political Factionsby Mary C. Carras

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    This study constitutes an analysis of factionalism between rival groups in the dominant Congress Party in Maharashtra. more...

  • Roots of the Stateby Benjamin Read

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Focusing on the capital cities of Beijing and Taipei, this book provides a detailed discussion of state-sponsored neighborhood organizations in China and Taiwan. It is grounded in the comparative scholarship on neighborhood organizations, civil society, and state-society relations, particularly in East Asia. more...

  • State and Peasant in Contemporary Chinaby Jean C. Oi

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95

    This is a study of peasant-state relations and village politics as they have evolved in response to the state's attempts to control the division of the harvest and extract the state-defined surplus. To provide the reader with a clearer sense of the evolution of peasant-state relations over almost a forty-year period and to highlight the dramatic changes... more...

  • Governing India's Metropolisesby Joël Ruet; Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Local Politics in Indonesiaby Nankyung Choi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Competitive elections have become an institutionalized feature of contemporary Indonesia’s politics. This, together with other considerations, makes it reasonable to call Indonesia the world’s third largest democracy. Nonetheless, democratic elections in Indonesia are both more complex and interesting than is commonly understood. This book explores... more...