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Artikel von Rahul Mukherji und Himanshu Jha in der Economic and Political Weekly
Professor Rahul Mukherji, Leiter der Abteilung Politikwissenschaft des SAI, und Dr. Himanshu Jha, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der gleichen Abteilung, haben kürzlich einen Artikel in der Economic and Political Weekly (Vol. 52, Issue No. 49) veröffentlicht. Der Artikel "Bureaucratic Rationality, Political Will, and State Capacity - MGNREGS in Undivided Andhra Pradesh" ist hier online verfügbar.

The successful implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in undivided Andhra Pradesh underlines the triumph of citizen formation over patron-client politics, aided by a democratic politics. This article argues that its success in Andhra Pradesh depended heavily on how the ideas within the rural development bureaucracy interacted with the political executive. This synergy engendered a state’s capacity to insulate a committed bureaucracy from powerful farmers and construction companies who had a clear interest in thwarting the programme. Elections can in a democracy elevate citizen concern over particularistic populism, when political will is matched by ideational conviction in the bureaucracy.

12 Dec 2017
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