Social Development in India

Critical Assessment

Edited by: Chhaya Patel

In India, the agenda of social development is a monolithic enterprise and calls for multi-angular, multi-dimensional, and multi-lateral initiatives/ interventions. Globalization generates further questions regarding the role of state and society in social development. Whether the retreat of the state from the social sector is good or bad, what consequences it can have on the overall development of society has emerged as a fiercely contested moot theme. The potential to provide a balanced social and economic development by the contemporary Indian state is under the critical scanner. From a social work perspective, this festschrift deals with a whole range of social development issues, covering the major themes of: non-governmental organizations * youth volunteerism * the National Service Scheme * corporate social responsibility * climate change * the communitization of primary school education * empowering indigenous groups * risk behavior of PLHA * Gandhian philosophy and practice. The book's multi-themed essays help to introduce a world of interesting ideas, institutions, individuals, and actions in their respective domains, as well as explain various dynamics of the relationship between the discipline of social work and the project of social development in India. [Subject: India Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Development Studies]

Publication Date: 11/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607480

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