16 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2006
Date Written: June 2005
We may preliminary accede to the view that there is often a close connection between decentralisation and democracy, though not necessarily a causal one. This relation may vary from one country to another country, as we may notice that decentralisation has become an increasingly widespread and significant dimension of political and administrative reform in many developing countries. The idea that local self-government promotes democracy and individual liberties is deeply rooted in many decentralized countries. The right of citizens to participate in decision-making procedures on a local level furthers true democracy.
Keywords: Democracy, decentralisation, subsidiarity, India, deconcentration
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