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Process Of Active Political Participation And Empowerment Of Dalit Women Participating In Local Self Governance In Maharashtra, India An Exemplary Of Inclusive Grassroots Democracy

Zende, Sagar LU (2011) MIDM70 20111
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Conducted in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state, this study focused on process of active
political participation and empowerment of Dalit women at local self government. Three
questions guided the study, 1) what factors facilitate and/or restrain political participation of Dalit
women at grassroots level? 2) What indicators show active political participation and
empowerment of Dalit women? 3) What intervention strategies can be used for effective political
participation of Dalit women? In-depth unstructured interview method was used for collecting
qualitative data. The measure findings, factors facilitating political participation ranged from
individual (Dalit woman herself) to the support systems like family, community, civil... (More)
Conducted in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state, this study focused on process of active
political participation and empowerment of Dalit women at local self government. Three
questions guided the study, 1) what factors facilitate and/or restrain political participation of Dalit
women at grassroots level? 2) What indicators show active political participation and
empowerment of Dalit women? 3) What intervention strategies can be used for effective political
participation of Dalit women? In-depth unstructured interview method was used for collecting
qualitative data. The measure findings, factors facilitating political participation ranged from
individual (Dalit woman herself) to the support systems like family, community, civil society,
Dalit ideology, state machinery and legal mechanism. The restraining factors included individual
status, political manoeuvring, corruption and proxy political representation, failure of the state
machineries, ineffective training and failure of legal tool. The indicators of active political
participation and empowerment showed their interrelatedness as active political participation
means independent decision making and independence of decisions comes through
empowerment. Intervention strategies for the state and civil society were further proposed on the
grounds of the restraining factors emerged through the study. These strategies are also meant to
direct facilitating factors to be more effective. (Less)
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Zende, Sagar LU
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MIDM70 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Dalit women, Political participation, Empowerment, India, Marathwada, Panchayat Raj
language
English
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1967016
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  abstract     = {Conducted in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state, this study focused on process of active
political participation and empowerment of Dalit women at local self government. Three
questions guided the study, 1) what factors facilitate and/or restrain political participation of Dalit
women at grassroots level? 2) What indicators show active political participation and
empowerment of Dalit women? 3) What intervention strategies can be used for effective political
participation of Dalit women? In-depth unstructured interview method was used for collecting
qualitative data. The measure findings, factors facilitating political participation ranged from
individual (Dalit woman herself) to the support systems like family, community, civil society,
Dalit ideology, state machinery and legal mechanism. The restraining factors included individual
status, political manoeuvring, corruption and proxy political representation, failure of the state
machineries, ineffective training and failure of legal tool. The indicators of active political
participation and empowerment showed their interrelatedness as active political participation
means independent decision making and independence of decisions comes through
empowerment. Intervention strategies for the state and civil society were further proposed on the
grounds of the restraining factors emerged through the study. These strategies are also meant to
direct facilitating factors to be more effective.},
  author       = {Zende, Sagar},
  keyword      = {Dalit women,Political participation,Empowerment,India,Marathwada,Panchayat Raj},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Process Of Active Political Participation And Empowerment Of Dalit Women Participating In Local Self Governance In Maharashtra, India An Exemplary Of Inclusive Grassroots Democracy},
  year         = {2011},
}