Democracy and Decentralisation

16 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2006  

Dr. Sanjay Pandey

Government of India; Competition Commission of India ; Amity Law School; National Law University, Jodhpur

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pandey, Dr. Sanjay, Democracy and Decentralisation (June 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=878432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.878432

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