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Introduction to Local Government


The main objective of this course is to generate awareness among the students about the significance of Local Government and basic dynamics of the system. It will provide to the students the parameters and analytical framework for study of any individual system or comparison among various systems of local governments.

Contents of the Course:

1. Meaning, Nature and Scope of Local Government;

2. Difference between Local Government and Local self-government;

3. Approaches to the study of Local Government;

4. Central-Local Government Relations and its implications on the performance of Local Institutions;

5. Kinds of transfer of powers at the local level: Decentralization, Deconcentration and Devolution;

6. Local Government Finance;

7. Problems of Local Government in the Developing Countries.

Credit hours/ Marks:- 03 Cr. Hrs.

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