Godsend, Sleight of Hand, or Just Muddling Through: Joint Management in India

dc.contributor.authorLele, Sharachchandraen_US
dc.coverage.countryIndia
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:35:48Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:35:48Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.date.submitted2001-07-02en_US
dc.date.submitted2001-07-02en_US
dc.description.abstract"The main attempt in this paper has been to chalk out a middle path between one extreme of taking state pronouncements of radical ideological shifts too literally and the other of characterizing the state, the only actor presume to have some agency, as a monolithic rent-seeking turf-maximizing entity. I presented evidence from two sectors across several provinces in India in favour of a richer framework that differentiates between participation and devolution, between joint management and decentralization, and then explains the range of state responses to the concept of community participation as being the outcome of the compulsions and motivations of several different actors inside and outside the 'state'. I would argue that in a country like India with a well-entrenched democratic setup and a vibrant civil society, the rent-seeking model of the state has a limited life-span. The process of liberalization and structural adjustment has temporarily shifted the balance of power towards the international donor agencies and also given greater legitimacy to the non-governmental sector. But the political arm of the democratic state and its constituencies will not remain bypassed for long. Whether that it does that consciously through a West Bengal-type internalization of the decentralization agenda or take the populist - and necessary haphazard - route as in Andhra Pradesh remains to be seen."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesJune 10-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceCrossing Boundaries, the Seventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Propertyen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocVancouver, British Columbia, Canadaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/1302
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subjectjoint managementen_US
dc.subjectcommon pool resourcesen_US
dc.subjectresource managementen_US
dc.subjectforest managementen_US
dc.subjectdecentralizationen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.submitter.emailhess@indiana.eduen_US
dc.titleGodsend, Sleight of Hand, or Just Muddling Through: Joint Management in Indiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US
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