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The Local in Governance: Politics, Decentralization, and Environment

Satyajit Singh


This is a study of the different architectures of decentralization. It examines the political economy of how institutional designs for environmental governance are created and the important role of politics in shaping institutions and their outcomes. While recent approaches to issues related to governance and decentralization have become normative, economistic, and technocratic, this book underlines the importance of the political, in relation to administrative reforms towards decentralized governance. It is through the study of the architectures of decentralization that the book points to the ... More

Keywords: local governments, local governance, decentralization, forest conservation, rural water supply, joint forest management, van panchayats, Uttarakhand, rural India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199468966
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Satyajit Singh, author
Professor, Department of Political Science in University of Delhi, India.