Local Democracy and Politics in South Asia

Towards internal decolonization?

  • Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi

Part of the Urban Research International book series (URI, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
    Pages 7-30
  3. Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Jenifer M. Arnold
    Pages 31-43
  4. Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
    Pages 133-147
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-158

About this book


The book provides an analysis of local government in five South Asian countries; their evolution from the colonial period to present, and recent steps towards democratisation, decentralization, debureaucratization and fiscal autonomy. Most of these countries share a common colonial legacy and an administrative framework inherited from the British, yet, their paths to nation-building and political development have been quite deverse.


Demokratie Demokratisierung Globalisierung Politik direkte Demokratie

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2003
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8100-3944-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-10676-0
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