The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance
  • The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance
  • The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance

The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance

by Surendra Munshi, Biju Paul Abraham, Soma Chaudhuri
     
 

In carrying out a lucid analysis of a fluid concept, The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance offers a 'one-stop' resource for understanding the subject. The central argument of the book that any serious engagement with good governance must go beyond an exclusive reliance on the state or the market and explore different modes of partnerships, including

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In carrying out a lucid analysis of a fluid concept, The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance offers a 'one-stop' resource for understanding the subject. The central argument of the book that any serious engagement with good governance must go beyond an exclusive reliance on the state or the market and explore different modes of partnerships, including public participation, is relevant and indeed timely in the present crisis.

Editorial Reviews

Volume 18, NO 1, 2012 - Journal of Human Values
This guidebook on good governance centres on the role of the State and the idea of a civil society…. [The book is] useful not only to intelligent persons but also to many mandarins in the corridors of power. this book is a very worthwhile effort in broadening the knowledge base of a wider readership and the authors deserve compliments for undertaking this difficult project. Therefore, the wider the knowledge base, the better it is for the cause.

Journal of Social and Economic Development
The authors should be complimented on their sincere effort in providing an integrated framework for understanding not only the basics of good governance but also an equally effective analysis of its implications for global governance....This well-written book, to put it succinctly, carries the strong message that the emerging global governance should imbibe and practise nuances of good governance, such as participation, transparency and accountability, so that the benefits of globalisation could be maximised and shared equitably among international organisations, nation-states and regional and local governments. The book is an intellectual treatise on good governance and a useful reference to those who have concern for strengthening their institutions and making them more participative and accountable in taking decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788178299310
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/12/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Surendra Munshi is at present Fellow of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. He retired as Professor of Sociology from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has taught and researched in India and abroad in the fi elds of classical sociological theory, sociology of culture, industrial sociology and professional management. He led an Indo-European project on good governance with the funding of the European Commission. The outcome of the project appeared in a book of which he was the co-editor (with Biju Paul Abraham) under the title Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalisation, published by Sage Publications in 2004. He is currently working on a book on the theme of language, religion and identity.

Biju Paul Abraham is Professor of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. His teaching and research interests include issues related to comparative public policy, administrative reforms and good governance. He has also worked on international governance issues, especially decision-making within the World Trade Organization. He is co-editor (with Surendra Munshi) of the book Good Governance, Democratic Societies and Globalisation published by Sage Publications in 2004.

Soma Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and The School of Criminal Justice at the Michigan State University. She is a qualitative sociologist whose work focuses on witch hunts, deviant behaviour and social movements. Her dissertation (Tempest in a Tea Pot: An Analysis of Witch Hunts in the Tea Plantations of India) is a study of how a migrant labour community uses ‘extreme deviance’ as a form of protest.

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