Local Democracy and Politics in South Asia: Towards internal decolonization?
ISBN/ASIN: 9783810039446,9783663106760 | 2003 | German | pdf | 158/146 pages | 3.13 Mb
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Author: Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi (auth.), Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi (eds.) | Edition: 1
The book provides an analysis of local government in five South Asian countries; their evolution from the colonial period to present, and recent steps towards democratisation, decentralization, debureaucratization and fiscal autonomy. Most of these countries share a common colonial legacy and an administrative framework inherited from the British, yet, their paths to nation-building and political development have been quite deverse.