New PDF release: Citizen Initiatives and Democratic Engagement: Experiences

By Sumona DasGupta

ISBN-10: 0415596327

ISBN-13: 9780415596329

ISBN-10: 1138664952

ISBN-13: 9781138664951

This e-book seems at a sequence of citizen-led campaigns to supply information regarding and energise the associations of neighborhood self-governance in India following the 73rd and 74th modification Acts. fabulous of their outreach and significance, the campaigns, popularly often called PEVACs (Pre-election electorate’ information Campaigns), reached out to very large swathes of the inhabitants, relatively in rural India, via a different community that included civil-society firms around the state, the media and the kingdom Election fee itself. The e-book trips throughout the warmth and dirt of those remarkable campaigns, drawing from a repertoire of box stories and interviews to mirror at the value of this ‘experiment’ on deepening democracy in India. specifically, it analyses the technique of the campaigns and posits that this itself turned a rare workout in democratic perform, indicating the form that deliberation and dialogic practices may well really tackle the sphere. because the campaigns moved from district to district, via their road performs, posters, pamphlets, jagrut yatras, candidate–voter dialogues, rehearsals of balloting strategies, developing of data compartments, and participatory workshops for newly elected representatives, a brand new dialogical scan was once born and formed. through interpreting those campaigns, this booklet emphasises the concept that governance isn't just the company of critical (federal) governments but in addition of voters outdoors the formal associations of governance, with no whose energetic participation democracy can't be deepened.

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