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Des républiques villageoises aux associations de quartier. Généalogie des dispositifs participatifs indiens


  • Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal


Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal – From Village Republics to Neighborhood Associations : a Genealogy of Indian Participatory Schemes This article traces the Indian journey of the idea of a local democracy enabling citizens to directly participate in decision-making. This idea is supported by various political leaders and parties, from M. K. Gandhi in the 1930s to R. Gandhi in the 1990s. The article analyses the shifts in the content of that idea, from a “ political ” interpretation to an “ apolitical ” one. Finally it argues that the implementation of a direct form of local democracy, in villages but also in cities, from the 1990s onwards, actually merges these two interpretations.

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  • Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal, 2010. "Des républiques villageoises aux associations de quartier. Généalogie des dispositifs participatifs indiens," Revue Tiers-Monde, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 177-192.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rtmarc:rtm_201_0177

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    1. Raghabendra Chattopadhyay & Esther Duflo, 2004. "Women as Policy Makers: Evidence from a Randomized Policy Experiment in India," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 72(5), pages 1409-1443, September.
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