Institutional Structures and Participation: Comparative Case Studies from India

@inproceedings{Puri2003InstitutionalSA,
  title={Institutional Structures and Participation: Comparative Case Studies from India},
  author={Satish K. Puri and Sundeep Sahay},
  booktitle={Information Systems Perspectives and Challenges in the Context of Globalization},
  year={2003}
}
While participatory design in IS has found increasing acceptance, the role of participation in social arena has been lively debated in recent years. Development projects in the third world based on “western” assumptions have elicited sharp critiques, with consequent policy shift towards involving the poor people and local communities in these endeavours. In India, policies and programs aimed at reclamation of degraded lands, a priority thrust area which is directly linked to poverty alleviation… CONTINUE READING