Developments in Karnataka: Challenges of Governance, Equity and Empowerment

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Bringing together contributions from leading scholars, this volume examines the singularly innovative strategy that has been dubbed the Karnataka Model” of development one fueled by technological growth and local government reform. Founded 50 years ago, the Indian state of Karnataka has come to embody the challenges and contradictions inherent in a country where gender inequality and regional disparities abound. This collection of astute observations and perspectives provides researchers and policy makers worldwide with invaluable lessons on the trials all rapidly growing nations would be wise to study.

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Gopal K. Kadekodi is a former director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, a former research professor at the Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research–Dharwad, and a professor at the Institute of Economic Growth–New Delhi. Ravi Kanbur is the T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and Economics at Cornell University. He is a former senior staff member of the World Bank. Vijayendra Rao is a lead economist in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank. He is a coeditor of Culture and Public Action and the author of several papers on decentralized local development, gender inequality, and culture and economic behavior.

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Book Description Academic Foundation, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Karnataka was founded 50 years ago and in those decades has embodied the challenges and contradictions that are faced by the rest of India?spectacular technology-led growth in Bangalore tempered with an abiding sense of the city`s ungovernability, enduring gender inequity and regional disparities, and a visibly increasing gap between urban and rural areas. Yet, Karnataka is also increasingly being seen as a model of development. Bangalore`s metamorphosis from a noun to a verb is the archetypical symbol of an India "unbound", and Karnataka`s pioneering experiment with Panchayati Raj reform under the Hegde government in the 1980`s sparked the 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution and the consequent and continuing wave of devolutions in finance and power to panchayats. This emphasis on technology-led growth coupled with local government reform is, at least in theory, a singularly innovative strategy to address the challenge of generating growth with equity and can be described as the "Karnataka Model" of development. This volume brings together contributions from leading national and international scholars to examine this model of development in detail. It covers politics and policy, civil society and governance, and a wide range of sectoral perspectives and interventions. It highlights the many challenges that confront Karnataka as it enters the second half century of its existence as an Indian state. The analysis and perspectives in the volume, and the lessons that can be learned from the Karnataka experience, will be useful to students, researchers and policy makers in India and across the world. Contents Introduction and Overview 1. Assessing the ?Karnataka Model of Development?/Gopal Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur and Vijayendra Rao I. Politics AND Policy : 2. Change in Karnataka Over the Last Generation: Villages and the Wider Context/James Manor 3. Political Leadership and Economic Development in Karnataka/G. Thimmaiah 4. Ideological Elements in Political Stability in Karnataka : Janata Dal in the Late 1990s/Pamela Price 5. To Be or Not to Be: Problems in Locating Women in Public Policy/Devaki Jain II. Civil Society AND GOVERNANCE : 6. Conceptualising NGO-State Relations in Karnataka : Conflict and Collaboration Amidst Organisational Diversity/Neema Kudva 7. Communication, Democracy and Evasive Silences: A Preliminary Report on the Public Sphere in Karnataka/Dattathreya Subbanarasimha 8. Corruption and Local Governance: Evidence from Karnataka/V. Vijayalakshmi 9. Dynamics of Local Governance in Karnataka/Kripa Ananthpur 10. Federalism, Urban Decentralisation and Citizen Participation/Ramesh Ramanathan 11. The Political Economy of Gram Panchayats in South India/Timothy Besley, Rohini Pande and Vijayendra Rao III. SECTORAL PERSPECTIVES AND INTERVENTIONS : 12. Agrarian Reform for a Liberal Pattern of Society? Karnataka?s Land Policy and Poverty Alleviation/Ronald Herring 13. ICT Sector and Economic Development : Evidence from Karnataka State/M.R. Narayana 14. Social Mobility in the Context of Occupational Health : The Case of Silk Reeling/Anand Inbanathan 15. Systematic Hierarchies and Systemic Failures : Gender and Health Inequities in Koppal District/Gita Sen, Aditi Iyer and Asha George 16. Choosing ?not? to Participate-Evidence from Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) in Chitradurga, Karnataka/Ananda Vadivelu 17. At Times When Limbs May Fail: Social Security for Unorganised Workers in Karnataka/D. Rajasekhar, J.Y. Suchitra, S. Madheswaran and G.K. Karanth Printed Pages: 432. Seller Inventory # 43920

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