Rural Governance: International Perspectives

By: Lynda Cheshire & Vaughan Higgins and Geoffrey Lawrence (Eds)

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Recent decades have witnessed the transition from the government of rural areas towards processes of governance in which the boundaries between the state and civil society are blurred. as a result, governance is commonly linked to ‘bottom-up’ or community-based approaches and to planning and development, which are said to ‘empower’ rural citizens and liberate them from the disabling structures of top-down government control. At the same time, however, a range of other actors beyond the local level have also become increasingly influential in determining the future of rural spaces, thereby embedding rural citizens within new configurations of power relations. This volume critically explores the social causes and consequences of these emerging governance arrangements. In particular, it seeks to move beyond questions of empowerment in governance debates and to consider how new kinds of power relations arise between the various actors involved. The book addresses questions concerning the nature of power relations in contemporary forms of rural governance, including: how community participation is negotiated and achieved; the effects of such participation upon the formulation and delivery of rural policies; the kinds of conflicts that arise between various stakeholder groups and the capacity of each group to promote its interests; and the prospects of this new approach for enhanced democratic governance in rural areas. Printed Pages: 336

Title: Rural Governance: International Perspectives

Author Name: Lynda Cheshire & Vaughan Higgins and Geoffrey Lawrence (Eds)

Categories: India, Public Administration,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2013

ISBN: 0415654114

ISBN 13: 9780415654111

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 702018

Keywords: Rural Governance: International Perspectives Lynda Cheshire & Vaughan Higgins and Geoffrey Lawrence (Eds)