This collection of articles looks at the impact of decentralization on local governance and citizen participation in urban democracy processes in India, from different perspectives, providing examples from major cities throughout the country.
The book examines how local governments work together with other actors in governing their localities in Indian mega-cities; especially what new forms of governance are emerging as a result of globalization and internal transformation processes. It analyzes whether new forms of governance open up opportunities for more participatory urban governance, improved service delivery with positive implications for poor groups in India's cities and whether these processes are inclusive for all residents in mega-cities, or exclude particular groups.
Part I: Models and Instruments in Urban Decentralization
- Chapter 2: Urban Governance in India—Spotlight on Mumbai
- Chapter 3: Urban Decentralization in Indian Cities: Assessing the Performance of Neighbourhood Level Wards Committees
- Chapter 4: Institutionalizing People's Participation in Urban Governance: An Inter-City Perspective of Wards Committees in West Bengal
- Chapter 5: Negotiating for Participation: Decentralization and NGOs in Mumbai, India
Part II: Multi-Stakeholder Arrangements in Public Services
- Chapter 6: Governance in Urban Environmental Management: Comparing Accountability and Performance in Multi-Stakeholder Arrangements in South India
- Chapter 7: Law, Urban Policies and the Role of Intermediaries in Delhi
- Chapter 8: New Management Tools for Mumbai's Solid Waste Management (SWM)
- Chapter 9: Partnerships in Action: A People's View
- Chapter 10: New Forms of Governance in Hyderabad: How Urban Reforms are Redefining Actors in the City
Part III: Contestations and Urban Governance