Ambiguous institutions : traditional governance and local democracy in rural India

Abstract: This paper describes how Customary Village Councils, an informal, ‘traditional’ institution, are taking on a role in decentralisation and participatory local governance. It analyses the varying degrees of activities and different roles that the Councils take in villages in Karnataka.

Author(s): Pur, Kripa Ananth; Moore, Mick

Source(s): , IDS working paper; 282 32 p., ill., tabs, 30 cm IDS working paper 282

Published: 2007 University of Sussex. Institute of development studies (IDS), Brighton (English

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-85864-648-0/


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