Category: MPA-016 Decentralisation and Local Governance

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Importance of Democratic Decentralization For Good Governance

  Good Governance’ has become a very fashionable concept in the literature on Political Science and Public Administration. It is also widely used by International Agencies such as the United Nations, the World Bank and IMF....

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Discuss how democracy and development are related to each other.

Discuss how democracy and development are related to each other. The debate on the relationship between democracy and development has dealt with two questions: are they compatable with each other? Or are they inimical to...

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Write a note on modalities for people’s participation.

Write a note on modalities for people’s participation.   There is considerable ambiguity about peoples’ participation in governance. What does it mean? How it is to be secured; in what manner; in which areas? According...

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Explain the significance of capacity building at the local level.

Explain the significance of capacity building at the local level. Enhanced capacity of the administration has to match political decentralisation initiatives in order to get the desired results. As noted in the Tenth Plan (2002-07),...

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Examine the Constitutional dimensions of democratic decentralisation in India.

Examine the Constitutional dimensions of democratic decentralisation in India. Democratic decentralisation needs to be appreciated in the context of post-modernism which marks an ideological shift in political terms from “authority to individuation values” and from “material...

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Discuss the evolution and significance of democratic decentralisation in India.

Discuss the evolution and significance of democratic decentralisation in India. Today decentralisation and democracy are the most significant themes in the development discourse. Decentralisation means transfer of planning, decision-making or administrative authority from the central government...

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