Accountability of local and state governments in India : an overview of recent research

Abstract: Distortions in Indian local government accountability are examined, including: (1) limited voter participation and awareness; (2) ideology, honesty and competence of political parties and electoral candidates; (3) capture by elites; and (4) clientelism and vote-buying. Reform lessons are drawn.

Author(s): Mookherjee, Dilip

Source(s): , 49 p.

Published: 2012 Boston university. People.by.edu], [Boston (English

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Link: http://people.bu.edu/dilipm/wkpap/cdslect.pdf

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