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Planning from the bottom up : democratic decentralisation in action

Author: A Pal; IOS Press.
Publisher: [Amsterdam] : IOS Press, 2010.
Series: Sustainable urban areas, 20.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pal, A.
Planning from the Bottom Up : Democratic Decentralisation in Action : Sustainable Urban Areas.
Amsterdam : IOS Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Pal; IOS Press.
ISBN: 9781607505914 1607505916
OCLC Number: 670526963
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction: purpose and design of the study""; ""Introduction""; ""A review of the literature""; ""The origins of the 'bottom-up approach' in the planning literature""; ""Models for institutions that support people-centred planning""; ""Decentralisation, participation and democracy""; ""Research question""; ""Research methods""; ""Context of metropolitan planning in Kolkata""; ""Political context""; ""Socio-economic context""; ""Planning institutions in India""; ""Decentralisation of Kolkata's metropolitan planning"" ""The 'official story'""""Decentralisation in West Bengal""; ""Partisan politics and urban planning""; ""Three-tier metropolitan planning""; ""Agents of change in the decentralisation process""; ""Actors in planning at the ward level""; ""Comparative urban politics""; ""Why study comparative urban politics?""; ""What is the framework for comparison?""; ""A comparison with Mumbai, revisited""; ""Political space for non-partisan grassroots organising""; ""Politically independent bureaucracy""; ""Lessons in decentralised planning""; ""Theoretical implications""; ""Lesson drawing"" ""Policy implications""""Lessons and policies for civil society organisations""; ""Lessons and policies for the political class""; ""Lessons and policies for planners and bureaucrats""; ""Lessons for civic activists, NGOs and international agencies""; ""Future direction of research""; ""Abstract""; ""Abbreviations and acronyms""; ""References""; ""Curriculum Vitae""
Series Title: Sustainable urban areas, 20.
Responsibility: A. Pal.

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