Author:Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)

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

By: Ash Narain Roy & George Mathew (Eds)

Price: $15.96

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102269

ISBN: 812505877X

Condition: New


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, ... View more info