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Rethinking clientelism: politics of service delivery in rural India

Dasgupta, Aditya (2016) Rethinking clientelism: politics of service delivery in rural India. International Growth Centre Blog (19 Apr 2016). Website.

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Clientelism is often blamed for public service delivery failures in developing countries. While the top-down drivers of political support in exchange for service delivery for specific constituents is well-documented, local grassroots influence and the effect of democratic mobilisation by local communities are less well-understood. This blog looks at the value of combining top-down influence with bottom-up community mobilsation to exert stronger pressures on improving anti-poverty programme outcomes.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2021 00:21

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