Development, Decentralisation and Democracy: Essays for M.A. Oommen

By: Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)

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Bringing together essays critical in contemporary development discourse, this volume addresses the broad themes of development as freedom, equality and human ascent within the framework of democracy and decentralised governance. The first seven essays interrogate and critique the ideas of democracy, development and its translation into the pursuit of growth that is market driven and measured exclusively in terms of GNP. They search for possible, more inclusive reconceptualisations of development. The other seven look at issues like primary education, food security, metropolitan finance, caste and gender parity, technology as freedom, decentralisation and innovation in governance in particular, the Kerala model of development, Latin American experiments in democracy and Chinas growth story-all of which offer valuable comparisons and lessons for India and the world. Eclectic in their range of concerns, perspectives and insights, the common thread binding the essays is the accent on human development and social inclusion-a fitting tribute to developmental economist Professor M. A. Oommen whose influential writings and teachings reflect a lifelong commitment to equity.With contributions by well known economists from India and abroad, this volume will be useful for students and scholars of economics and development studies, finance, public policy, governance and sociology.Printed Pages: 376.

Title: Development, Decentralisation and Democracy: Essays for M.A. Oommen

Author Name: Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)

Categories: India, Development, Democracy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

ISBN: 812505877X

ISBN 13: 9788125058779

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

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Keywords: Development, Decentralisation and Democracy: Essays for M.A. Oommen Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)