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Manoranjan Mohanty & Mark Selden

In: Grass-Roots Democracy in India and China: The Right to Participate

Chapter 20: Reconceptualising Local Democracy: Reflections on Democracy, Power and Resistance in the Indian and Chinese Countryside

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Reconceptualising Local Democracy: Reflections on Democracy, Power and Resistance in the Indian and Chinese Countryside
Reconceptualising local democracy: Reflections on democracy, power and resistance in the Indian and Chinese countryside
ManoranjanMohanty and MarkSelden
Democratisation and Changing Power Relations

We reflect in this chapter on the institutional dynamics and socio-economic processes of local governance in India and China within the broader parameters of the political economy of local democracy. Our focus is the relationship between the forces of market dominance and global incorporation that are transforming many parts of the world including India and China and counter-pressures to enlarge the scope of individual and group autonomy at the grass-roots level. We assess the changing character of local politics in rural India and China in light of the trajectories of ...

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