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Issues on Higher Learning Institutions

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $40.06

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2017

Seller ID: 700525

ISBN: 9789351253006

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Educational institutions in general and more particularly the higher learning institutions are in deep crises. Everyone expects that reform has to be initiated only by the centre and state governments. To address the problems a new policy framework is evolved. But it has not crossed the tables of the critiques. Political executive and policy community have to play a crucial role in reforming this sector. There is no second opinion on the above argument. But lot of initiatives can be taken by the conscious teachers who are serving in higher learning institutions. In the context of commercializa... View more info

Looking Back the Efforts on Decentralization in India

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2017

Seller ID: 700527

ISBN: 9789351252993

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Decentralization is a global phenomenon and it is operationalized by the governments depending on the requirements of the county. In India, only after enacting the 73rd and 74th Amendment to the Constitution of India, India became rarely a representative democracy. It has transformed the very character of our democracy from representative to representative and participatory democracy. Indian democracy is always a paradox as it is in short in quality long in quantity. We have institutional mechanism for to democratic the society, but the institutional mechanisms have not transformed the behavio... View more info

Governance Issues in India: From Grassroots Perspective

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $41.43

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd: 2014

Seller ID: 700625

ISBN: 9789351250111

Condition: New


Governance in India is in deep crisis. Though it is an old concept, it has got a new meaning contextually. The unprecedented change and transformation in the country has witnessed in the last two decades due to globalization require new tools and mechanisms to regulate the governance process. Growing awareness on the part of the people in India about the government, governance and development demands a new kind of responsiveness and accountability on the part of the governing institutions. Policy incapacity, governance incapacity and administration incapacity have get in and they are being deb... View more info

Social Relevance of Higher Learning Institutions

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2012

Seller ID: 701137

ISBN: 8180698637

Condition: New


Higher Education in India is in deep crisis and deplorable condition. It is being examined and suitable remedial measures are being taken at every level to set right the maladies. Yet one could see the fall of institutions and institutional leadership and more particularly the fall of moral stature of leaders of higher education starting from the Ministers of Governments to the Vice-Chancellors of the Indian Universities. The sudden expansion of higher education in India to meet the market needs has created such a havoc to the higher education in India. In the name of expansion quality is the ... View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Capacity Building (Volume-6)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $34.30

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2008

Seller ID: 701149

ISBN: 8180695069

Condition: New


This volume attempts to examine the process and practice of development planning at grassroots level in India with the participation of the people. Touching upon the basics of devolution, namely transfer of powers, functions and finance in the states, it addresses the bottlenecks involved in the process. The contributors also discuss the relevance of regional information system and development indices in Panchayati Raj, the gap between district planning practice and theory, biomass assessment and optimization model for energy planning, and the problems in implementation of decentralization. Th... View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Empowering Women (Volume-4)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $35.70

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2004

Seller ID: 701150

ISBN: 8180691306

Condition: New


The present volume examines the various aspects of ongoing process of empowerment of women in the country, drawing experiences from different states. Analysing the role of women in decentralisation, it addresses a variety of issues concerning political empowerment of women at grassroots level, decentralisation of child care service, emerging patterns of rural women leadership and gender needs. The contributions of Self-Help Groups have also been assessed. Printed Pages: 357. View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Financial Status of Panchayats (Volume-7)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $35.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2010

Seller ID: 701151

ISBN: 8180696723

Condition: New


This volume deals with the financial status of panchayats in Indian states. Across the country states are not giving adequate attention to fiscal devolution towards the panchayats. Panchayats are facing series of crises and mostly they are financial in nature. Since the State Governments are facing financial crisis they are not in a position to devolve adequate resources to the panchayats. Recommendations of the State Finance Commissions have not been implemented. Despite provisions in the Constitution, many states are reluctant even to constitute State Finance Commissions. Some of the State F... View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Panchayati Raj and Multi-Level Planning (Volume-5)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $30.85

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2005

Seller ID: 701152

ISBN: 8180692442

Condition: New


This volume attempts to examine the process and practice of development planning at grassroots level in India with the participation of the people. Touching upon the basics of devolution, namely transfer of powers, functions and finance in the states, it addresses the bottlenecks involved in the process. The contributors also discuss the relevance of regional information system and development indices in Panchayati Raj, the gap between district planning practice and theory, biomass assessment and optimization model for energy planning, and the problems in implementation of decentralization. Th... View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Select States (Volume-1)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2002

Seller ID: 701153

ISBN: 8170229111

Condition: New


Rural Transformation undergoes a metamorphosis after the introduction of new governance at grassroots through the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India. Newly created institutions for governance have teething problems and yet they picked up momentum in their dynamics. New concientization takes place in the minds of the people about their role and responsibility and feverish socio-economic activities have been initiated by the institutions and a new kind of relationship has been established between the State Government and the grassroots institutions as established between the Central Gov... View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Select States (Volume-2)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2002

Seller ID: 701154

ISBN: 817022912X

Condition: New


Rural Transformation undergoes a metamorphosis after the introduction of new governance at grassroots through the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India. Newly created institutions for governance have teething problems and yet they picked up momentum in their dynamics. New concientization takes place in the minds of the people about their role and responsibility and feverish socio-economic activities have been initiated by the institutions and a new kind of relationship has been established between the State Government and the grassroots institutions as established between the Central Gov... View more info

Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System In India: Select States (Volume-3)

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2004

Seller ID: 701155

ISBN: 8180691292

Condition: New


This volume captures the Panchayati Raj experience in the states of Bihar and Maharashtra, and in the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry. Taking stock of devolution of powers, functions and finances on Panchayati Raj institutions, the contributors analyse the various issues pertaining to rural development, decentralisation, local e-governance and participatory governance at grassroots level. Printed Pages: 248. View more info

Building Skills and Capability Among Gram Panchayat Presidents: An Experience from the Field

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2005

Seller ID: 701194

ISBN: 8180691780

Condition: New


This book presents the efforts taken by Gandhigram Rural Institute to prepare the leaders of the grassroots institutions to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities by building up the capacity of the leaders. The training experiences of Gram Panchayat Presidents, both men and women, of eight districts in Tamil Nadu have been discussed. Pre-training and post-training evaluation has also been made in order to find out the impact of the training. Their feedback about the training programme is discussed as well. Further, achievements and the problems of the Gram Panchayat leaders have bee... View more info

Capacity Building for Local Body Leaders

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2001

Seller ID: 701199

ISBN: 8170228883

Condition: New


Much publicised even in the last quarter of this century is the decentralisation of power which transfers volume of responsibilities from higher level institutions to grassroot level organisations with much emphasis on people's responsibility, and accountability and transparency of the government. The training experiences are valuable for strengthening grassroots democracy. Hence, all the training programmes are well documented and compiled. To perfect the training methodology the documents are compiled and presented in the forms of a book for the readers. This kind of exercise would build the... View more info

Elected Women Representatives and Empowerment

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $20.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2012

Seller ID: 701283

ISBN: 8180698734

Condition: New


This work is a compilation of articles presented in a National Seminar on "Critical Mass to Critical Action", held in Gandhigram Rural Institute. It discusses empowerment of women thorough a process of transfer of power from dominant social groups to marginalized and from men to women. in transition society. People who are in dominant position will not allow the power transfer very easily. They avolve different designs to retain power with them in different forms. It focuses at the elected women representatives are drawn from different segments of the rural society and how they are abl... View more info

Evolving Grassroots Democracy

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $39.15

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2007

Seller ID: 701313

ISBN: 8180694852

Condition: New


This collection of sixteen articles and reports, drawn from the action projects carried out by the Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj Studies, analyzes the raminifications and dimensions of decentralization of powers in Tamil Nadu, in the light of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act. Giving the detailed account of the context in which devolution of powers was thought of in India, it also discusses at length the practice of good governance in rural local bodies, the women representatives perspectives on governance, the problems faced by elected women representatives, new governing culture ... View more info

Federating Elected Women Representatives of Local Bodies in India

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2014

Seller ID: 701324

ISBN: 9789351250692

Condition: New


Federating Elected Women Representatives in Rural Local Bodies is a current subject in the domain of new local governance paradigm. It was initiated first in South India with the support of the Ford Foundation. Subsequently many donor agencies evinced keen interest in federating the Elected Women Representatives in different parts of the country. As a result many civil society organizations have involved in forming federations among the Elected Women Representatives in their respective areas. The federations have produced results of varying intensity. Having seen the larger implications, the G... View more info

Grassroot Democracy in Indian Society

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2000

Seller ID: 701377

ISBN: 8170228085

Condition: New


Though much emphasis has been on "Development Administration", both in the Academic world and in the domain of Administration, "Development Politics" has been lost sight of. The gap between the two is narrow and very thin. The former one cannot have any impact in the society without the latter one and vice versa. At present what we see today is too much of non-issues and very little issues in politics. Yet our polity and administration have got resilience to withstand pressure and manage the crisis, though our political elites and bureaucracy have moved away from good governanc... View more info

Critical Mass to Critical Actions: A Study of the Process of Empowerment

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $10.60

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Seller ID: 111042

ISBN: 8121213266

Condition: New


This book is the outcome of a major research project conducted in rural Tamil Nadu with the support of the Indian Council for Social Science Research on the conditions of the elected women representatives and their performance in the rural local bodies, specifically on the critical developmental issues. The whole research investigation was undertaken in the backdrop of the empowerment framework developed by Ruth Alsop. By using a well constructed interview schedule, data have been collected from the respondents (Elected Women Representatives). The data, thus collected, have been analysed by us... View more info

Remembering G.K. Moopanar

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2010

Seller ID: 112415

ISBN: 8180696782

Condition: New


G.K. Moopanar was a great democratic leader, who had unshakable faith in the people and democracy. He was sober, sensitive, people-centric and humane. He played a significant role in Tamil Nadu and Indian politics. He demonstrated that even without holding positions one can serve society and party in a better way than others who hold positions. In this monograph an attempt has been made to highlight the views and observations of G.K. Moopanar on many of the critical issues of our society, governance and administration. It is being given in the form of conversations between G.K. Moopanar and th... View more info

Dalits and Dalit Representatives in Rural Local Governance: Voices from the Field

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2013

Seller ID: 112484

ISBN: 8180699714

Condition: New


Reservation of seats for Dalits in rural local bodies proportionate to their population through the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India has provided enormous opportunities for the Dalits to enter into the arena of decision-making, which will enable them to empower the entire Dalit Communities. Space for participation has been created for Dalits. But the moot question is whether the stakeholders are fully equipped to participate in the process of governance and development. The task is tough and difficult as the rural communities are strongly rooted in caste structure and community prac... View more info

Decentralisation in India: Critical Issues from the Field

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $10.15

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Seller ID: 112488

ISBN: 8180696332

Condition: New


This book is about the democratization process of both society and governance. It deals with the existing conditions and problems associated and decentralization process. It highlights the necessary changes to be introduced in the administrative system at the grassroots to enable the decentralization to work, since the very purpose of creating lower level institutions for governance is the inadequacy of representative democracy to solve the problems in India. Based on the report of the Second Administrative Reform Commission, areas where attention is needed for strengthening local Goverments ... View more info

Emerging Dimensions in Decentralisation

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $15.60

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2005

Seller ID: 112504

ISBN: 818069173X

Condition: New


This book captures the process and implications of decentralized governance established at grassroots level in Tamil Nadu after the introduction of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment. It analyses the whole electoral process to the local bodies and highlights the achievements of ten Gram Panchayats with the support of the communities on social development issues. Further dealing with the development initiatives of the Panchayats and the people, the book portrays the linkages between the traditional and the formal panchayats for effective delivery of services to the people. Also, it addresses var... View more info

Panchayats in Disaster: Preparedness and Management

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Seller ID: 112545

ISBN: 8180694798

Condition: New


This book examines the role of Panchayats in disaster management in India. Based on an action research carried out in four states Gujarat, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, it analyses the response of the communities and Panchayats towards tsunami and other natural disasters, with specific reference to the issues of gender and exclusion in relief as well as rehabilitation work. Also, it deals with the communication system in the entire coastal area for early warning messages to the communities, the interface between traditional and constitutional Panchayats, the disaster management policy... View more info

Students in the Field: An Experimental Learning Village Placement Programme

By: G. Palanithurai

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Seller ID: 112599

ISBN: 9789351251415

Condition: New


The present write up is about the experience gained by the teachers and students while they stayed in a rural setting for a period of seven days and conducted different kinds of activities in the villages. Based on the short studies the students and teachers made some observations. It was part of the curriculum of Development Administration programme. It was designed for a learning experience for the students and beneficial to the community where students are staying for a week. How it was designed and carried out in the villages with the active participation of all stakeholders have been narr... View more info

Status of Rural Local Bodies Finance in Tamil Nadu

By: G. Palanithurai & Kalpana Sathish (Authors)

Price: $48.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2012

Seller ID: 701053

ISBN: 8180698165

Condition: New


This study revealed the faulty design of panchayat finance in Tamil nadu. The appearance of decentralization of powers is deceptive. The three articies in this monograph analyses deeply how provision of the constitutions are violated through operationalising the decentralization design. It suggests a new sound local body finance policy and a local body financial management system for Tamil Nadu. Further it recommends that tax reform is need of the hour from the perspective of local bodies eith a view to increase the tax domain of local bodies. It also suggests that the share of local bodies in... View more info

Change Makers at Grassroots: Local Governance in Action

By: G. Palanithurai & M.A. Thirunavukkarasu and G. Uma ( Authors)

Price: $44.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2008

Seller ID: 701209

ISBN: 8180694712

Condition: New


This book, documenting twenty-three case studies, attempts to capture the distinct qualities of leadership at grassroots level in Tamil Nadu. Highlighting their commitment, sincerity, vision, hard work and honesty, it presents success stories of Panchayat leaders in diverse fields, such as maintaining communal harmony, natural resource management, water work, synergy between traditional and constitutional Panchayats, environmental protection, effective use of technology in the management of Panchayat finances, sanitation, making clean and plastic free village, rain water harvesting, mobilizati... View more info

Governance at Community Level in China and India: A Comparative Analysis

By: G. Palanithurai & Niclas D. Weimar and B.S. Thirumeni (Authors)

Price: $55.31

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd: 2014

Seller ID: 700624

ISBN: 9789351250128

Condition: New


Local Governance gains prominence in the recent decades as it becomes a movement in the world. Contextually it is so imprest to empower the poor and marginalised as globalization of economy is going to exclude many such segments. As globalization, decentralisation is also a historical process. The present monograph is giving a synoptic view of governance and development process at grassroots in China and India. In both countries initiatives have been taken to strengthen the grassroots institutions. In China local bodies have been created through an executive order but powers and resources have... View more info

Grassroots Governance in Germany and India: A Comparative Analysis

By: G. Palanithurai & Niclas D. Weimar and Sonkhogin Haokip (Authors)

Price: $19.13

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd: 2014

Seller ID: 700626

ISBN: 9789351250135

Condition: New


Local Governance assumes significance in the present context of globalization. It is important in the developing countries particularly in the Afro Asian countries. Because the present dispensation of decentralization of powers is meant for empowerment of the marginalized. The current wave of decentralization is to involve and engage the marginalized in governance and development activities. Local governance is seen as a tool and mechanism to achieve inclusive development and inclusive governance. In this context an attempt is made to compare the grassroots institution namely the lowest unit o... View more info

Integral Rural Development: A Rural Transfornmation Experiment by Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry

By: G. Palanithurai & R. Ramesh (Authors)

Price: $18.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Seller ID: 112088

ISBN: 9789351251101

Condition: New


SARVAM (Sri Aurobindo Rural & Village Action & Movement), the rural development unit of Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry has put into practice an innovative concept in rural development which we call 'Integral Rural Development'. It fascinates development professionals for two reasons. One, it provides a spiritual perspective to rural development practice. In other words, the approach aims at bringing about rural development that is human-spirit centric, rather than narrowing it down to the conventional economic senses. The second reason is SARVAM has actually implemented the concept of in... View more info

Globalization and Rural Development

By: G. Palanithurai & R. Ramesh (Authors)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2011

Seller ID: 112516

ISBN: 8180697509

Condition: New


This book is a field-based study conducted in various districts of Tamil Nadu. Village Panchayats and NGOs were also actively in this research endeavour, and during validation of the findings. The research viewed things from the standpoint of the poor, the women, and the elected local bodies (viz. the Panchayats). The main frame of reference was whether the reform measures introduced as part of LPG policies benefits or hurts the poor; and what does it boil down to ultimately. The book is primarily aimed at researchers, PG students of development studies/development economics and development ma... View more info

Communities Panchayats and Governance at Grassroots

By: G. Palanithurai & V. Raghupathy (Authors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2008

Seller ID: 112475

ISBN: 8180695638

Condition: New


This volume, containing seven articles, attempts to examine the role of Community Panchayats in the affairs of the communities in the context of the establishment of grassroots governing institutions through the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in India. Analyzing the interface between the Community Panchayats and Constitutional Panchayats in managing the entitlements of the community, it traces the factors responsible for conflict and synergy between the two. Special emphasis is put on natural resource management. Printed Pages: 165. View more info

Caste Politics and Society in Tamilnadu

By: G. Palanithurai (ed.)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Kanishka Publishers, Distributors: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022878

ISBN: 8173910138

Condition: Very Good


Printed Pages: 300. Slightly rubbed dust jacket. View more info

Empowering Women: Increasing capabilities of Women Grassroots Experience from Tamil Nadu

By: G. Palanithurai, J. Vanishree & T. Parthiban (Authors)

Price: $13.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2007

Seller ID: 112508

ISBN: 8180694542

Condition: New


This study examines the role of Tamil Nadu Government in the process of development of poor women through Self-help Groups (SHGs). Evaluating the capability of women through their economic activities, it studies the interface between DRDA and SHG. Also, it tries to find out the elements of sustainability of SHG entrepreneurship. The book will be useful for policy makers and development workers. Printed Pages: 246. View more info

A Handbook for Panchayati Raj Administration Tamil Nadu

By: G. Palanithurai, K. Vallinayagam & N.S. Chidambaram and K. Subramaniam (Authors)

Price: $47.20

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2007

Seller ID: 701379

ISBN: 8180693406

Condition: New


The Tamil Nadu Panchayats Acts was enacted and brought in force in April 1994, and Rules under the Act were issued from time to time during the years from 1997 to 2004. How ever, these Rules are not codified into a manual, and are not readily available to the Panchayati Raj functionaries, and the public. This handbook is an attempt towards fulfilling that gap. It contains the 73rd Amendment Act to the Constitution of India; Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1994 Rules and Instructions common to the three tiers of Panchayat; Rules and Instructions Relation to Village Panchayat; Rules Relating to Panch... View more info