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dc.contributor.authorAnanthPur, Kripa
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T16:55:16Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T16:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationAnanthPur, K. (2004) Rivalry or synergy? : Formal and informal local governance in rural India. Working paper series, 226. Brighton: IDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4065
dc.description.abstractInformal local governance institutions (ILGIs) are complex organisations, which continue to be prevalent at village level in rural India. Although generally perceived by educated Indians to be “oppressive”, ILGIs also have progressive features and often perform a range of useful, collective functions at the village level. Rather than shrinking in the face of modernity ILGIs have found ways to interact, often in a positive manner, with the newer formal, elected local government institutions – Grama Panchayats. On the basis of field research in Karnataka state, this paper tries to present a more holistic picture of ILGIs, including their role in village governance and service delivery; the ways in which they interact with Grama Panchayats, and the implications of their existence and role for local democracy. Finally, I present a tentative theoretical framework that might help explain why in Karnataka – and in India generally – ILGIs seem to be less repressive, more functional, and more likely to survive than in some other countries of the South.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS working papers;226
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectGovernanceen_GB
dc.subjectParticipationen_GB
dc.subjectRural Developmenten_GB
dc.titleRivalry or synergy? : Formal and informal local governance in rural Indiaen_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.koha147893


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