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Sage Decentralisation, Corruption And Social Capital

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This book provides fresh perspectives and insights on what may be the world’s largest ongoing decentralisation reforms—the Panchayat Raj reforms in India—and presents unique empirical material from Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Comparative perspectives and references to historical cases from around the world are used to show how decentralisation can be connected to social capital and corruption. In particular, this book shows how certain forms of social capital, previously thought to be a hindrance to development, can work in favour of democracy.

Widmalm argues that there exists a strong and direct connection between degrees of corruption in village performance and the level of trust in society, even though only an ambiguous link can be said to exist between decentralisation and corruption. However, the kind of trust most strongly related to performance is not the kind we would expect from a reading of development literature or from the policies of certain aid agencies. This book shows that the relationship between decentralisation, corruption and social capital can be well understood if illuminated through the prism of collective action theory. Further, it dwells upon the consequences of these research results for aid policies.

Decentralisation, Corruption and Social Capital: From India to the West would be invaluable to aid agencies and development-oriented organisations, as well as students and researchers working in the areas of development, governance, decentralisation, federalism, social capital and civil society.

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Brand / Publisher SAGE Publications India
Return Policy 15 Days
Edition 2015
ISBN 9780761936640
Author Sten Widmalm
Language English
Pages 232
Binding Hardback


Brand Information

Sage Publications is an independent publishing company founded in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune.  Sage has more than 1,500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC. Sage’s publishing program includes more than 800 journals and over 800 books,reference works and electronic products covering business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine.In 2012 Sage was named the Independent Publishers Guild Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year.

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