Political Participation Contrasted in India: A Contextual Comparison Between Kerala and Biha

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Title: Political Participation Contrasted in India: A Contextual Comparison Between Kerala and Biha
Authors: Brush, Shayla
Date: 2011
Abstract: State processes and programs are often constructed and implemented with the intention to ameliorate the lives of the inhabitants living within those borders. However, in order for citizens to benefit from these programs and processes, for example, anti-poverty programs and decentralization projects, their participation is a necessity. But societal contexts in which citizen participation occurs vary to great extents. It is important then to investigate these differences so as to further our understanding of the workings of participation. This research conducts a comparative analysis between two states in India, Kerala and Bihar, of contextual factors impacting participation. It shows that both trust in the state as well as formal education affect the level of participation of the population. This research engages with and attempts to add to the literature of participatory development by analyzing and explaining some of the impact that context has on participation of inhabitants.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20327
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-4952
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