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Deepening Divides: Decentralized Development and the ‘Tyranny’ of Participation

 By Tamara Nair

Journal of International Development

Decentralized governance and its possible shortcomings have been receiving increased attention in development discourse. However, there still remains a dearth of empirical data highlighting such pitfalls. Drawing on in-depth interviews and literature reviews, this paper explores the extent of decentralized development planning at the grassroots level. Using the state of Kerala, India as a case study, I explore how local government institutions, specifically those in areas of disadvantaged communities, might operate in a manner that questions its ability to enable communities to become effective participants, despite long running institutional arrangements that have been set up to promote just that.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/jid.3233/abstract

Courtesy: WOL

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