About the Book
The trend toward decentralization of governance activities has become a worldwide movement. This international development — largely a product of globalization and democratization —is clearly one of the key factors reshaping economic, political, and social conditions throughout the world. In this scenario an attempt is made to design this volume in nine chapters in which Author have traced the evolution and performance of decentralized governance from the transfer of authority within government to the sharing of power, authority, and responsibilities among broader governance institutions. This movement is not limited to national government, it also affects subnational governments, NGOs, private corporations, and even civil associations.
About the Author
Brajesh Sharma is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Governance and Development Studies, Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia. Prior to joining Hawassa University, he has served as Academic Associate in Hamdard IAS Study Circle, Hamdard University, New Delhi. He completed his Masters and Doctorate from Department of Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. His academic and research interest spans subjects such as Political Theory & Liberalism, Democracy, Human Rights, Governance & Development, Minority Rights, Conflict Studies, Nehru Studies. His current research interests mainly revolve around socio-economic and political issues concerning different regions of Ethiopia. In India, he was associated with several institutions and organizations (NGOs) which have provided him with an inter-disciplinary approach towards the study of social and economic problems.