Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Books: Civil Society in Water Governance in South Asia Edited by N. C. Narayanan, S. Parasuraman, Rajindra Ariyabandu (30 Sep 2013)

Civil Society in Water Governance in South Asia

Edited by N. C. NarayananS. ParasuramanRajindra Ariyabandu

Routledge India – 2013
The central issue this book attempts to address is paradigm shifts in water policy/governance and the role of the civil society organizations (NGOs) in influencing public policy. The volume maps current State–society relations in South Asia under neoliberal governance reforms, its implications and key responses.
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Maps. List of Abbreviations. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Paradigm Shifts in Water Governance and Civil Society Responses in South Asia — A ReviewN. C. Narayanan, S. Parasuraman and Rajindra de Silva Ariyabandu 1. Nature of State, Space for Civil Society and Challenges to Democratic Governance in South AsiaMahfuzul H. Chowdhury 
Part I. NGOs in Collaborative Advocacy 2. Watershed Development Policies and Programs in India: Scope and Constraints of Civil Society Action K. J. Joy 3. How Samaj Pragati Sahyog Works the State and Why it Succeeds Vasudha Chotray 
Part II. Foreign Assistance and Water Governance
 Water Provision and Modernity: The Consequence of Foreign Aid in Nepal Sudhindra Sharma
 Foreign Assistance, Dependence and Debt: Sanitation Case Study, Kandy, Sri Lanka Sunil Thrikawala and N. C. Narayanan 6.Institutional Changes, Public Provision and Drinking Water Supply in Kerala N. C. Narayanan and S. Mohammed Irshad 
Part III. NGOs in Policy Influence
Water Policy Development in a Multi-party System of Governance: A Case Study of Sri Lanka Rajindra de Silva Ariyabandu 8.Water Rights in Civil Society and Governance: The Sri Lankan Experience Ruana Rajepakse 9."Flood Action Plan" and NGO Protests in Bangladesh: An Assessment Hamidul Huq 
Part IV.Social Movements in Water Governance
The Water Rights Movement in South Maharashtra, India Suhas Paranjape and Seema Kulkarni 11. Lessons from Plachimada: From Anti-Coca-Cola Agitation to Democratization of Water C. R. Bijoy. About the Editors. Notes on ContributorsIndex

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