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  • ISBN13:9789352869336
  • ISBN10:9352869338
  • Publisher:Pearson Education
  • Language:English
  • Author:Abhay Prasad Singh and Krishna Murari
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Year:2018
  • Pages:384
  • SUPC: SDL251920397

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Governance: Issues and Challenges offers a detailed summary of the insights into the policy and governance processes over the last seven decades in India, providing a comparative and conceptual framework of governance drawing instances from developed countries, situating governance imperatives in South Asia, and finally, giving centrality to the issues and challenges of governance in India. This is also a unique attempt to address the need for a textbook on governance as per the syllabi of Indian universities. This book covers length and breadth of the topic of governance which has gained prominence since 2014.

About the Author

Abhay Prasad Singh,

PGDAV College

University of Delhi

Krishna Murari,

Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

University of Delhi


• Discussion moves from global origins and perspectives of governance to South Asia and subsequently to India

• In-depth coverage of changes in the concepts of governance after the onset of globalization and revolutions in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

• Core themes covered are Contemporary Discourses on Governance, State, Government and Governance, Democracy, Development and Governance, Environmental Governance, Participatory Governance, and Good Governance Initiatives in India

• Concise and organized coverage of entire syllabus for the topic of governance within the framework of 13 chapters distributed across six parts

• An useful text for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and aspirants of civil and state services examination

Table Content

Part 1 Introduction 

Chapter 1 Contemporary Discourses on Governance in India

Part 2 State, Government and


Chapter 2: Government, Governance and Good Governance:

A Concept

Chapter 3: The State in India in a Globalizing World

PART 3 Democracy, Development

and Governance

Chapter 4: Changing Dimensions of Development in India

Chapter 5: Strengthening Democracy through Good Governance

Part 4: Environmental


Chapter 6: Human–Environment Interaction

Chapter 7: Green Governance: Sustainable Human Development

Part 5: Participatory Governance 

Chapter 8: Democratic Decentralization and Local Governance in India

Chapter 9: People’s Participation in Governance

Part 6: Good Governance Initiatives

in India

Chapter 10: Government, Governance and Public Service Delivery in India

Chapter 11: E-Governance in India

Chapter 12: Citizen’s Charter and Right to Information in India

Chapter 13: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Indian Experience

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