A Psychological Strategy for Alternative Human Development: India's Performance since Independence

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Overview

This book argues that despite constitutional provisions and directives, India's record on human development has been woefully inadequate. The author argues that the state's failure is due to entrenched traditional hierarchical values of superordination and subordination in both the social and administrative systems. He highlights the dysfunctional systemic tendencies in the implementation of policies and programmes and provides a unique formulation for a creative interaction between the people and the state in promoting human development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761992578
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/22/1998
  • Pages: 256

Meet the Author

Prayag Mehta is at the Participation and Development Centre, New Delhi.

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Table of Contents

Human Development in India
Behavioural Tendencies in State Functioning and in Management of Programmes
Government, Bureaucracy and Human Development
Goals of Human Development
Need for Structural and Behavioural Changes
Accelerating Human Development
The Need for Active State Interventions
Public Activism for Human Development
Democratisation and Human Development
A Psychological Strategy for Alternative Action

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