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Political economy of panchayats in South India

Besley, Timothy and Pande, Rohini and Rao, Vijayendra (2007) Political economy of panchayats in South India. Economic and Political Weekly, 42 (8). pp. 661-666. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Based on a study of some 500 villages in the four southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this paper examines how the functioning of the panchayat system mandated by the 73rd amendment to the Constitution has had an impact on the economic status of villages and the households within them. The study finds that gram panchayats, created by this massive experiment in democratic decentralisation, have had an effect on the delivery of public services, for example, in the targeting of beneficiaries of welfare programmes, but also that positive outcomes are linked to the political elites thrown up by the system.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2007 Sameeksha Trust
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2011 15:49
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 09:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/33709

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