Development, Decentralization, & Democracy: Exploring Social Capital And Politicization In The

Paperback: $25.00
ISBN-13: 9788787062756
Published: May 2003

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174 pages
  • About the Book
  • This book explores the controversy in political science surrounding the civil society/social capital paradigm, by studying the performance of decentralized governments in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Gram panchayats and NGOs provide the focus of the study.

    The study intends to determine whether a growth in social capital can explain why decentralized governments seem to be more effective in West Bengal, though both areas decentralized their governments around the same time. The two regions have shared for centuries a common history, civic culture, ethnic identity and language, though religion led to the separation of the regions.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Robert Thörlind, Author

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