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Finance and Local Self Government: The Indian Experiance

By Rajlakshmi Mishra

Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2002. Hardcover. New. The system of local government has for long recognized as an integral part of the democratic life of a country though its functioning in practice has been a matter of debate and dispute. People`s welfare depends on the efficient functioning of local bodies. The need for local government is not only theoretical but is also the means of effectively providing certain services which cannot be done by the central government. Since the time of John Stuart Mill local government has been justified as an integral part of democratic government and the values of liberty, equality and fraternity are consider to be provided by local government. But in modern society industrialization and urbanization have put increasing pressures on local authorities, which are then considered inadequate both in domestic and efficiency terms. As a result central government is taking away more and more functions from local authorities and vesting them with special purpose agencies. The general impact of economic planning has been to promote centralization at the expense of citizen access and participation resulting in increased central control, reduced autonomy of local government and remoteness of the government from the citizens. There remains a need, nevertheless, for a review of intergovernmental relations and decentralization in decision making. This book is the outcome of painstaking research of the author on Finance and Local Self Government, depicting the Indian experience. Printed Pages: 392. Finance and Local Self Government: The Indian ExperianceRajlakshmi Mishra9788126109562



By Ram Ahuja

Rawat Publications, 2000. Softcover. New. Crime is an important area of research and study because it raises the fundamental questions about civil liberties and the power of the state. Besides this, criminological studies reveal several facts which help us understand the human behaviour in general. Criminology as a subject at the postgraduate level is gradually becoming popular in many universities. Very few empirical studies have been conducted in this discipline in our country. This book is an addition to the scarce indigenous literature available in this crucial area, prepared mostly on the basis of author’s own empirical studies on different aspects of crime. It covers not only those themes which are traditionally prescribed at postgraduate level but also includes some new topics like crimes against women, political crime, youth and crime, and the police, etc. The text has a sociological orientation and is founded upon holistic approach but readers will find that sociological background is not a prerequisite. It presents the most recent data available on crimes and criminals and offers theoretical explanations too, wherever deemed necessary. The book is expected to prove not only an authentic textbook for the students of criminology but will also be of equal interest to NGOs, law practitioners, civil administrators and police training personnel. Printed Pages: 424. NA


Bureaucracy and the New Agricultural Strategy

By Kuldeep Mathur

Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd., 1982. Hardcover. New. In any developing country the ubiquitous role of the bureaucracy in policy implementation invites comment. Dr. Mathur has presented a penetrating analysis of the role of the bureaucracy in the context of agricultural development in India. In the first part of this brief study he considers the national administrative framework and the national level policies towards rural development. The second part is devoted to the presentation of empirical data derived from a micro-level evaluation of the Green Revolution in Karnal District in Haryana in north-west India. A synthesis is attempted at the end to reveal that the role of the bureaucracy is wedded, as it were, to the groups that propel a particular type of development. Put in general terms, policies and their implementation depend ultimately upon the dynamic interaction of the social and political processes involved. It is unrealistic to assume that one component alone —the bureaucracy —is responsible for the output in development. Change can be wrought only when the policies and framework take cognizance of the other components which determine the implementation processes. This is an important contribution both to public administration as well as rural development Printed Pages: 103. NA


Urbanisation and Health

By M.L. Narasaiah

Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 2008. Hardcover. New. More than a third of the Urban Population in developing World live in houses of such Poor quality with such inadequate provision for Water, Sanitation, drainage, garbage collection and health care that their health is constantly under threat. But, properly planned, cities can be safe and healthy. Contents, 1. Towards Healthy Cities 2. Urbanisation and the Environment 3. Urbanisation in India and Limitations 4. Cities Residents to the Rescue 5. In Defence of the City Urban : Development a Key for Survival 6. Innovative Milieus-cities 7. Population Growth and Urbanisation 8. Land Tenure : Securing Land for the Urban Poor 9. Living with Leviathan 10. Climate Change and Human Health 11. Climate Politics after Kyoto : Solidarity Understood Correctly 12. Heating up Environmental Education and Communication 13. Health Care Relief in Conflict Situations : What Can We Learn from the food Relief Experience? 14. Environmental Protection : The Devil May Care 15. Forests : The Earth`s Lungs 16. The Environment, the Economy and Public Health : an Integrated View 17. Population Growth and Climate Change 18. Why Don`t We Stop Tuberculosis? 19. Action for Safe Motherhood 20. Aids and the Responsibility of the Media 21. Children`s Health and the Environment 22. Taking Poverty to Heart : Non-communicable Diseases and the Poor 23. Energy and Sustainability 24. Population Growth and Energy 25. Economics and Environment 26. Water Problem in South India 27. Water : An Educational and Informative Approach 28. Consumption Bomb 29. Government Intervention and Private Enterprise 30. Rural Poverty in India and Development as a Policy Challenge 31. Crime or Development Cutting : Crime Rates is Essential for Sustainahle Development 32. Development : The Third Way 33. The Population Challenge 34. A Rare and Precious Resource 35. What was Wrong with Structural Adjustment : In Defence of a Much-Maligned Strategy 36. For a Fair Sharing of Time 37. Development Requires More Ownership Printed Pages: 176. NA


Crime against Women and Police, 2 Vols

By Giriraj Shah

Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2000. Hardcover. New. Though there are many legal provisions to regulate the social order, women frequently meet various kinds of atrocities, torture and crime. This work, in two volume, contains encyclopaedic information on crimes against women and role of police to curb these. Various crucial issues viz., Status of women; Institution of Devadasi; Women in Islam; Women in a Quranic society, Christianity and women; Sex in west; Woes of women; Personal law controversy; Women`s liberation in Asia; Kali for women; Women and work in rural area; Eve teasing; Prostitution; Urge for sex change; Immoral traffic takes new routes; Rape; Rape; trauma syndrome; Adultery; Eradication of prostitution; Women and the Law-Anti-obscenity; Agonies of Indian marriage; Dowry-divorce; Dowry deaths; Female foeticide undemocratic; Wife-beating syndrome; Women and crime; Crime by women; Women in jails; etc. are categorically discussed in these volumes. Printed Pages: 780. Crime against Women and Police, 2 VolsGiriraj Shah9788126105274