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Panchayati Raj in India. The Evolution between 1947 and 1992

Fürstenberg, Kai Fabian

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Abstract

The main argument of my thesis is that the institutional development of Panchayati Raj between 1947 and 1992 can be analysed as an evolutionary process in the Darwinian sense. I base this on the conjecture that Evolutionary Institutionalism (EI) is the appropriate theoretical approach to do this. The argument is investigated based on two research questions: Can I arrive at the outcome of 1992 if I trace the developments as an institutional evolution from an EI perspective? Is the outcome inevitable?

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Mitra, Prof. em. Subrata Kumar
Place of Publication: Heidelberg, Germany
Date of thesis defense: 10 March 2015
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 07:00
Date: 2015
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Institute of Political Science
Service facilities > South Asia Institute (SAI)
Subjects: 320 Political science
Controlled Keywords: Panchayati Raj, Lokale Selbstverwaltung, local government, Evolutionary Institutionalism
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