Contesting 'Good' Governance: Crosscultural Perspectives on Representation, Accountability and Public Space

Front Cover
Eva Poluha, Mona Rosendahl
Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Political Science - 288 pages
0 Reviews
Research in localities in India, Cuba, Ethiopia, Taiwan and Lebanon is used to develop a broader understanding of global political phenomena such as democracy, representation and accountability.
To contextualise aspects of 'good' governance the articles in the volume deal with people's perceptions of and interactions with the state; how they interpret government laws and regulations; how they interact with officials and how they comment on acts and speeches made by local bureaucrats and national power holders. Through a discussion of the much debated distinction between private and public, the articles show how the notions of public and private are interconnected in many ways, how they are contested and reformulated by people based on their experiences, and how they can be used as a tool in questioning dominant ideas and ways of executing 'good' governance.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

People Power and Public Spaces
1
HunterGatherers NonGovernmental Organisations and State Relations in Tamil Nadu South India
37
Uncertainty Language and Politics in the Cuban Economic Crisis
69
PeasantState Relations in Ethiopia
101
Three Individuals in the Midst of the Dalit Movement
137
6 The Republic of China at a Crossroads? Processes of Democracy and Ethnic Identity on the Island of Taiwan
163
HindiLanguage Newspapers and the Regionalisation of the Public Sphere in India
207
Beiruts Private and Public Spaces Under Reconstruction
237
Index
271
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Eva Poluha is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University and has spent over 30 years researching peasant-state relations, democracy, gender, ethnicity and political change in Europe. Mona Rosendahl is Associate Professor affiliated to the Department of Social Anthropology and the Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University.

Bibliographic information