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Research Study on Women’s Empowerment, Good-governance and Decentralisation : Assuring Women’s Participation in Panchayats of Two Backward Districts of Northern Part of West Bengal

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  • Dilip Kumar Sarkar
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    The study focused on the factors and forces behind the participation of women in Panchayat Structure specially after the seventy third Constitution Amendment Act. The role performance, role awareness and role perception of the elected women Panchayats have been explored to understand the impact of socio-economic variables and legal impetus on electoral participation and the impact of such variables on attitudinal variables on political participation. [Research Study Ministry of Women and Child Development]. URL:[http://wcd.nic.in/].

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:4941.

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    Date of creation: Apr 2012
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    Keywords: Women’s Empowerment; good-governance; Decentralisation; Participation; Panchayats; West Bengal; Gram Panchayat; Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad; political participation; decentralization and democratic good-governance; population; agriculture; livelihood; women; class; caste; status; space (rural-urban); social; economic and political empowerment; rural; quota system.;

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    1. Bina Agarwal, 1997. "''Bargaining'' and Gender Relations: Within and Beyond the Household," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 1-51.
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