Author: M D Nazrul Islam
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817099988X
In consonance with the global trend, India has been looking upon decentralization as the golden means for ushering improvement in the living standards of downtrodden. The author, in this volume, has made an earnest attempt towards uncovering how decentralization mattered in grass roots level development by analyzing the West Bengal experience. The main thrust of the book is to capture the whole process of development at the grass roots level by focusing on decentralized institutions in the context of people’s participation, accountability, transparency being considered as conditions internal and social capital as external.
The volume focuses on the question of whether social capital plays a significant role in ensuring effective governance and what factors motivate the formation of social capital and sustain it? The author also has made an attempt to understand social capital through a relational network that can facilitate some tangible resource or capital which influence directly or indirectly the process of governance for promoting development.
This volume will be of great relevance and very useful to young social scientists, policy makers, and developmental activists who are eager to understand the contours of contemporary development mechanism and t prescribe policy measures for strengthening governance and development at the local level.