Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

 

N. Sivanna

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Adjunct Professor and Head, Centre for Political Institutions, Governance and Development (CPIGD)

Area of Specialisation

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Decentralisation; Rural and Urban Governance; Development Administration; and Bureaucracy and Development.

Academic Qualification

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  • Ph.D. – Institute for Social and Economic Change through Mysore University under ICSSR fellowship programme. Degree awarded in Development Studies in 1989.

  • Masters Degree (Political Science) – Bangalore University, Bangalore with I Class in the year 1978.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Co-author, Decentralised Governance and Planning: A Comparative Study in Three South Indian States, Macmillan India Ltd. New Delhi, 2002

  • Co-author, The Land Army and Rural Development, Ashish Publications, New Delhi, 1994.

  • Panchayati Raj Reforms and Rural Development, Chugh Publications, Allahabad, 1990.

  • Working on the Manuscript (to be published as book) ‘Engendering Rural Local Governance in Karnataka’

Monographs

  • Urban Governance and Organisational Restructuring: The Case of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) ( Accepted for publication as ISEC Monograph)

  • Politics of Exclusion: The Case of Panchayats in South India ( Co-author), ISEC Monographs Series No. 29)

  • Panchayats and Watershed Development: An Assessment of Institutional Capacity ( ISEC Monograph Series No. 12)

Articles

Research Papers in Edited Books

  1. ‘Political Representation of Scheduled Castes in Karnataka’, paper contributed to a volume on “Comprehensive Study on the Status of Scheduled Castes in Karnataka”, ( This volume will be published by the Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka)

  2. “ Balanced Regional Development and Urbanisation: Role of Decentralised Governance and Civil Society” ( contributed a chapter for Economic Survey- 2011-12, Government of Karnataka), Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, March, 2012.

  3. “ Balanced Regional Development: Role of Decentralised Governance and Civil Society” ( contributed a chapter for Economic Survey- 2010-11, Government of Karnataka), Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, March, 2011.

  4. “ Panchayat Finances: An Analysis of Structure and Trends in Karnataka” in Empowering the Panchayat Raj Institutions ( Accepted for publication in the edited volume published by IRMA, Anand )

  5. “Decentralised Governance and Planning in Karnataka: A Historical Perspective” in Participatory Pathways: Profiling People’s Participation in Development Initiatives, edited by Rajiv Balakrishnan, Pearson Longman, New Delhi, 2007.

  6. “Empowerment of Rural Local-Self Governments: An Analysis of Policy Initiatives and Recent Amendments Effected to Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1994” (Accepted for publication in the edited volume published by ISS, New Delhi).

  7. “New Panchayati Raj System at Work: Karnataka”. In Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj System in India, edited by G.Palanithurai, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 2002.

  8. “Decentralisation and Rural Development” in Refashioning the New Economic Order: Karnataka in Transition, edited by Arun P. Bali, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, 2001.

  9. “Public Distribution in Karnataka”, in Vision Karnataka 2025, edited by D. Jeevan Kumar and Susheela Subramanyam, Southern Economist, Bangalore, 2001.

  10. “Status of Panchayats in Karnataka”. In Panchayati Raj in India: Status Report 1999, edited by B.K. Chandrasekhar, Task Force on Panchayati Raj, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, March 2000.

  11. Role of Panchayats in Rural Development: A Karnataka Experience”. In Rural Development: Micro Regional Planning, edited by K.M. Naidu and K. Srinivasalu Naidu, Reliance Publishing House, New Delhi, 1999.

  12. “Other Services: Housing, Water Supply and Sanitation and Food Security (PDS)”. In Landmarks in Karnataka Public Administration, edited by S.Ramanathan, IIPA and Uppal Publications, New Delhi, 1998.

  13. Nexus among Politicians, Businessmen and Criminals, in Industrialisation Socio-Economic Externalities and State Policy, Edited by Abdul Aziz, Concept, New Delhi, 1997.

  14. Social Change: Role of Panchayati and NGOs (in Kannada), in Karnataka Arthikathe, edited by Abdul Aziz, Prasaranga, Kannada University, Hampi, 1997.

  15. Politico-Administrative Institutions, in Regional Development: Problems and Policy Measures, Edited by Abdul Aziz and Sudhir Krishna, Concept, New Delhi 1996. An Overview and Conclusions in Decentralised Governance in Asian Countries, Edited by Abdul Aziz, David D Arnold, Sage, New Delhi, 1996.

  16. Administrative Arrangements for Co-ordination Between Panchayati Raj Institutions and other Agencies (with Amal Ray) in Panchayat Raj Institutions, Silver Jubilees Commemorative volume, edited by Ganesh S Shendurnikar and Prabha S Shendurnkiar, Rural Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, 1992.

  17. Other Services: Housing, Water Supply and Sanitation and Food Security (PDS), in Landmarks in Karnataka Public Administration, edited by S. Ramanathan, IIPA and Uppal Publications, New Delhi, 1998.

Research Papers Published in Journals

  1. “Politics of Exclusion: The Case of Scheduled Castes in the Panchayats of Karnataka”( Accepted for publication in Social Change Journal)

  2. “Democratic Decentralisation in Karnataka: A journey of Two Decades” ( Submitted for publication in IJPA  Journal)

  3. “Political Inclusion and Participation of Women in Local Governance: A Study in Karnataka” , Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 31, No.(2) pp. 193-210, April-June 201 

  4. "Grama Sabha: A Political Space for People’s Participation-A Note, The Grassroots Governance Journal, V. 1X, No.2, July- December 2012

  5. “Decentralised Natural Resource Management: A Study of Watershed Development Project in the State of Karnataka”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol.29,No. (3) pp. 263-278  

  6. “Reservation (fifty percent) for Women in Panchayats : Myths and Realities”  Critique, Vol. IV, No.3, September-December 2009, ISI, Bangalore. 

  7. “Karnataka Panchayat Raj System: A Step Towards Good Governance” The Grassroots Governance Journal, V.No.2, December 2007

  8. “Panchayats and Rural Development: A Review of Poverty Alleviation Programmes in Karnataka” (forthcoming) in The Grassroots Governance Journal, Andhra Pradesh.

  9. “Rural Governance for Inclusive Growth” ( forthcoming) in  The Grassroots Governance Journal, Andhra Pradesh. 

  10. Karnataka Panchayat Raj Amendment Bill, 2002: A Critique, Panchayati Raj Update, August 2003.

  11. (With Abdul Aziz), Rural Development and Scheduled Castes: Case Study of a Karnataka Village”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol.19, No.2, April - June 2000, NIRD, Hyderabad.

  12. “Decentralisation and Rural Development: The Case Study of Karnataka”, Indian Social Sciences Review, ICSSR, Vol.1, No.1, January - June 1999, New Delhi.

  13. “Decentralised Governance and Planning in Karnataka: A Historical Perspective”, Social change, Vol. 28, No. 1, March 1998.

  14. “Role of Panchayats in Poverty Alleviation Programs: A Study in the State of Karnataka”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 16, No. 14, October - November, 1997, NIRD, Hyderabad.

  15. (With B S Bhargava), “Administrative Innovations at the Grassroots: The case of Middle Tier in the Panchayati Raj System of Karnataka”, ISDA Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, April-June, 1992, Kerala.

  16. (With B S Bhargava), “Emerging Pattern of Leadership in Panchayati Raj System: Case Study of a Zilla Parishad in Karnataka”, Indian Journal of Administrative Science, Vol. I, No. 2, July-Dec. 1990.

  17. (With B S Bhargava), “Pattern of Rural Leadership: Study of a Taluk in Karnataka” Panchayat Sandesh, V.XXIII, NO.6, Sept. 1983, Delhi.

  18.  (With B S Bhargava) “Profile of a Taluk Development Board in Karnataka”, Political Science Today, Manasa, V.VII, Dec. 1982.

  19. (With B S Bhargava) “Taluk Development Board and Finances”, Panchayat Sandesh, V.XXIV, Nos. 12, Jan.-March, 1982, Delhi.

Working Papers

  • E-Education: An Impact Study of Sankya Programme on Computer Education( Accepted for publication as ISEC Working Paper)

  • (With Anand Inbanathan), “Scheduled Castes, Legitimacy and Local Governance: Continuing Social Exclusion in Panchayats”, No. 257, ISEC, 2010, Bangalore.

  • “Panchyatas, Hariyali Guidelines and Watershed Development: Lessons from Karnataka”, No. 220, ISEC, 2009, Bangalore.

  • “Panchayat Jamabandhi in Karnataka: A Case of Transparency and Accountability in Good Governance”, No. 142, ISEC, 2004, Bangalore.

  • “The Public Distribution System in Karnataka: A Study of Its Organisation and Management Aspects”, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 1996, Bangalore.

  • (With B S Bhargava), “Administrative Innovations at the Grass Roots: The Case of Middle Tier in the Panchayati Raj System of Karnataka”, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 1992, Bangalore.

  •  (With B S Bhargava), “Emerging Pattern of Leadership in Panchayati Raj System: Case Study of a Zilla Parishad in Karnataka”, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 1990, Bangalore

Research Projects ongoing
  • Comprehensive District Agriculture Plan: Capacity Building and Process Monitoring ( on going project)

  • Preparation of Human Development Report for Bagalokot and Davanagere Districts ( on going projects)

  • Functional Review of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike ( Draft Report has been submitted)

  • Scheduled castes and panchayats: continuing social exclusion and the limits to affirmative action (with Dr. Anand Inabanathan; draft report has been submitted))

  • Migration, Informal Work and Welfare: A Policy Urban Deprivation on Karnataka’s Cities ( on going project with Prof. Supriya Roy Chowdhuary )

  • Impact Evaluation of Sankya Programme on Computer Education ( under progress)

Research Projects Completed
  1. Hariyali Guidelines and Watershed Development: The Role of Panchayats in the Implementation Process (completed).

  2. Panchayat Jamabhandi in Karnataka: An Evaluation Study, ISEC, Bangalore, March 2002 (mimeo).

  3. Sustainability in Practice: Exploring Innovations in Urban Domestic Solid Waste Management in India (IDPAD Project 4.1.2), ISEC, Bangalore, May 2002 (mimeo).

  4. Decentralised Governance and Planning: A Comparative Study in Three South Indian States ( Ford Foundation Project; 1995-2000), ISEC, Bangalore.

  5. Ford-NIRD United Grants to Selected Grama Panchayats in Karnataka: A Current Evaluation, ISEC, Bangalore, November, 1999 (mimeo). Ford-NIRD on Strengthening Panchayat Raj Institutions in Karnataka: Impact Evaluation Study, ISEC, Bangalore, November, 1999 (mimeo).

  6. `Concurrent Evaluation of Project Identification Process by Selected Grama Panchayats’, ISEC, Bangalore, November, 1997 (mimeo).

  7. The Ford-NIRD Project on “Project Identification by Hulibele and N.Belthur Grama Panchayats”, ISEC, Bangalore, June 1997 (mimeo). Co-author - Completed a project on Concurrent Evaluation of the Utilisation of Untied Grants by the Eight Grama Panchayats in Karnataka.

  8. Associated with Ford Foundation Project on Impact Evaluation of Eight Grama Panchayats in Karnataka

  9. Associated with IDPAD study on Solid Waste Management (Andhra Chapter)

  10. Co-author, Completed a Project on Ford Foundation- NIRD Project on Strengthening the Panchayat Raj Institutions in Karnataka: Impact Evaluation Study, November 2000.

  11. Co-author, Completed a Project on Ford Foundation- NIRD Project on Strengthening the Panchayat Raj Institutions in Karnataka: Impact Evaluation Study, November 2000.

Professional Society Memberships
  • Life Member, ISEC Society, ISEC, Bangalore

  • Life Member, All India Political Science Association

  • Member, Governing Body, Indian Social Institute ( ISI), Bangalore.

  • Member, Advisory Council, Sri Abdul Nazir Sab Chair, CMDR, Dharwad

N. Sivanna
Institute for Social and Economic Change 
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India. 
Tel. : 080-3219042, 3215468 (works), 080-3217966 (home)
Fax : 080-3217008
Email :
sivanna@isec.ac.in

 

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