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Tackling Society’s ‘Detritus’: Stakeholder Partnerships and Urban Service Delivery In India

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  • Madhushree Sekher

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)

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    In view of the current emphasis in decentralisation on not only ‘vertical restructuring’ of powers and resources but also on analogous ‘horizontal restructuring’ in the decentralisation efforts, the present paper examines the process of stakeholder partnerships in urban service delivery. Drawing on a case study of Bangalore, with focus on urban environment maintenance service, it argues that much more needs to be understood if institutional pluralism in local government is to become an effective development strategy.

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    Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in its series Working Papers with number 101.

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    Length: 32 pages
    Date of creation: 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:101

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    Keywords: Public Services; Service Delivery; Urban Areas;

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    1. Evans, Peter, 1996. "Government action, social capital and development: Reviewing the evidence on synergy," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(6), pages 1119-1132, June.
    2. Madhushree Sekher, 2000. "Local Organisations and Participatiory CPR Management: Some Reflections," Working Papers 61, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
    3. Bartone, Carl & Bernstein, Janis & Wright, Frederick, 1990. "Investments in solid waste management : opportunities for environmental improvement," Policy Research Working Paper Series 405, The World Bank.
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    1. K C Smitha & Sangita S N, 2008. "Urban Governance and Service Delivery in Bangalore: Public-Private Partnership," Working Papers 189, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

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