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Rural development : principles, policies, and management

Author: Katar Singh
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif ; London : SAGE, 2009.
Series: Sage texts
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd ed (Online-ausg.)View all editions and formats
This title addresses the basic concepts, elements, dogmas, paradigms, determinants, policy instruments, strategies, policies and programmes, and management of rural development. The book emphasizes, in particular, the pivotal role of human resources as both a means and an end of development.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katar Singh
ISBN: 9788132108399 8132108396 8178299267 9788178299266
OCLC Number: 955099477
Notes: Previous edition: 1999. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on print version record.
Description: Online-Ressource (1 online resource (xx, 348 Seiten)) : Illustrationen
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTIONConcepts and Connotations of Rural Development Basic Elements of Rural Development Growth versus Development Why Rural Development Rising Expectations and Development Development and Change Human Beings as the Cause and Consequence of Development Some Dilemmas in Development Main Points Questions for Discussion PART II: RURAL ECONOMY OF INDIAIntroduction Size and Structure of the Rural Economy The Characteristics of the Rural Sector The Role of the Agricultural Subsector The Role of the Non-agricultural Subsector Challenges and Opportunities Main Points Questions for Discussion PART III: MEASURES OF DEVELOPMENTIntroduction Measures of Level of Rural Development Measures of Income Distribution Measures of Development Simplified Concepts and Measures of Rural Poverty Main Points Questions for Discussion PART IV: SOME PARADIGMS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntroduction The Modernisation Theory The Dependency Theory of the Marxist School Rosenstein-Rodan's Theory of the 'Big Push' Leibenstein's 'Critical Minimum Effort Thesis' Lewis' Model of Economic Development Gunnar Myrdal's Thesis of 'Spread and Backwash' Effects The Human Capital Model of Development The Gandhian Model of Rural Development Development Theories from Other Social Sciences Main Points Questions for Discussion PART V: DETERMINANTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntroduction Changes in Output Natural Resources Human Resources Capital Technology Organisational and Institutional Framework Relation between Rural Development and Its Determinants Main Points Questions for Discussion PART VI: RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIESIntroduction Freedom, Control and Public Policy Need for a Rural Development Policy Goals of Rural Development Policy Hierarchy of Policy Goals Rural Development Policies in India Globalisation and Rural Development Main Points Questions for Discussion PART VII: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTIntroduction The Concepts of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Some Indicators of Non-sustainable Development A Critical Review of India's Strategies of Rural Development Some Elements of a New Strategy for Sustainable Development Main Points Questions for Discussion PART VIII: POLICY INSTRUMENTS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntroduction A Conceptual Framework An Action System Policy Instruments Main Points Questions for Discussion PART IX: EQUITY-ORIENTED AND GROWTH-ORIENTED PROGRAMMESIntroduction Equity-oriented Programmes Growth-oriented Programmes Main Points Questions for Discussion PART X: POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT ERADICATION PROGRAMMESIntroduction Current Poverty Scenario and Trends Rural Employment Scenario Poverty and Unemployment Alleviation Programmes Social Welfare-oriented Programmes (SWOP)Main Points Questions for Discussion PART XI: NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMESIntroduction Natural Resources-based Programmes National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS)Pilot Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS)Infrastructure Development Programmes Main Points Questions for Discussion PART XII: PLANNING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntroduction Levels and Functions of Planning Decentralisation of Planning Methodology of Micro-level Planning Methodology for Block- and District-level Planning Main Points Questions for Discussion PART XIII: ORGANISING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntroduction A Detour to Organisational Models The Search for a New Paradigm Criteria for Designing an Appropriate Organisation Government Organisations Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)Cooperatives Voluntary Agencies/Non-governmental Organisations Corporations and Rural Development Main Points Questions for Discussion PART XIV: FINANCING RURAL DEVELOPMENTIntroduction Domestic Institutional Sources The Role of Non-institutional Agencies Deficit Financing or Controlled Inflation Foreign Sources of Funds Main Points Questions for Discussion PART XV: IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATIONIntroduction Project Implementation Project Control Integration and Coordination People's Participation in Implementation Project Monitoring Project Evaluation Main Points Questions for Discussion References and Select BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Sage texts
Responsibility: Katar Singh.


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