This is a textbook for the paper ‘Governance: Issues and Challenges” as per the latest CBCS syllabus operational in all universities in India. This paper is offered in both odd and even semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4.
This book deals with different concepts and dimensions of governance highlighting major debates in the contemporary times. There is a need to understand the importance of the concept of governance in the context of a globalizing world, environment, administration, and development. The essence of governance is explored through various good governance initiatives and practices in India.
The book covers the discussion on State Market and Civil Society in the Era of Globalization; Changing Dimensions of Development in India; Strengthening Democracy through Good Governance; Human-Environment Interaction; Green Governance: Sustainable Human Development; Democratic Decentralization; People's Participation in Governance; Good Governance Initiatives in India: Public Service Delivery; Electronic Governance; Citizens Charter & Right to Information and Corporate Social Responsibility.
This Book is written in easy to understand way and has information about the latest initiatives on Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India etc.
Bibliography and index – given at the end of the book
Definitional terminology – given in preliminary pages
Abhay Prasad Singh is Associate Professor of Political Science, PG DAV College, University of Delhi. He has experience of teaching this subject over 15 years now. He also taught post graduate students of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) during Feb.2009- Feb. 2011. Currently also teaching post graduate students at the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board, University of Delhi. He is a member of Commission for Scientific & Technical Terminology, MHRD, Government of India; was a Fellow with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti(GSDS) from 2000-2002.
Krishna Murari is MA, Ph.D. from Delhi University. He is currently Assistant Professor, Political Science department, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. He is a co-author in professor L N Sharma’s Rajnitik Samajshastra published by us.
The contributors of this volume are teaching faculty of Political Science of various colleges affiliated to Delhi University.