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Peasantry and Bureaucracy in Decentralization in Bhutan

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Decentralization process became prominent in Bhutan since early 1980s. Starting with an account of historical precedents for decentralized authority, the paper gives theoretical perspectives and factual descriptions of this process. Limiting itself to a discussion of broader social and political issues, the paper interprets decentralization as an approach towards diversity and pluralism among different communities that is shaped as a dynamics between peasants and civil servants.

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  • Ura, Karma, 2004. "Peasantry and Bureaucracy in Decentralization in Bhutan," IDE Discussion Papers 17, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    1. Giuseppe Munda, 2003. "Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE)," UHE Working papers 2003_04, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i Història Econòmica, Unitat d'Història Econòmica.
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    Autonomy; Power; Agency; Participation; Knowledge; Buddhist perspective; Decentralization; Peasantry; Bureaucracy; Bhutan; 地方分権; 農民; 官僚制; ブータン;

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