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Decentralisation in India: Towards `localism' or `regionalism'? (2009)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D. (2009). Decentralisation in India: Towards `localism' or `regionalism'?. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 101-112

This paper offers a commentary on what decentralisation has come to mean in India, based on recent research conducted in Kerala, one of the southern states. In particular, the paper discusses the tensions between ‘regionalism’ and ‘localism’. It begi... Read More about Decentralisation in India: Towards `localism' or `regionalism'?.

Contemporary approaches to economic development: The special economic zone 2programme (2009)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D. (2009). Contemporary approaches to economic development: The special economic zone 2programme. Local Economy, 24(6-7), 448-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/02690940903319018

Of considerable interest within policy and academic circles, is the emergence of India's status as a new economic powerhouse in Asia. This development can be linked to its recent advocacy of 'effective' local economic development policies, particular... Read More about Contemporary approaches to economic development: The special economic zone 2programme.

Towards a theory of planning in contemporary India: A discussion (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Gopinath, D. (2009, July). Towards a theory of planning in contemporary India: A discussion. Paper presented at AESOP Planning Congress 2009

Paper read at the AESOP Planning Congress 2009, Liverpool, University of Liverpool, 15-18 July

Kerala's experience with governance reforms: Mismatched rhetoric and suppressed norms (2009)
Thesis
Gopinath, D. Kerala's experience with governance reforms: Mismatched rhetoric and suppressed norms. (Thesis). University of Sheffield

In contrast to other states across India, Kerala that is already at the centre of attention for its progressive approaches to achieving high levels of social development has been creating 'inclusive' forms of governance to involve communities and non... Read More about Kerala's experience with governance reforms: Mismatched rhetoric and suppressed norms.

Applying international planning governance theory to Scottish green belts: The case of the St. Andrews community-driven green belt (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Gopinath, D., & Jackson, T. (2009, April). Applying international planning governance theory to Scottish green belts: The case of the St. Andrews community-driven green belt. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2009

Paper read at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2009, Newcastle, Newcastle University, 1-3 April

Governance in Kerala: Looking beyond the People's Plan Campaign (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Gopinath, D. (2009, April). Governance in Kerala: Looking beyond the People's Plan Campaign. Paper presented at UK- Ireland Planning Research Conference 2009

Paper read at UK- Ireland Planning Research Conference 2009, Newcastle, Newcastle University, 1-3 April

Construction of environmental knowledge: Experiences from India (2009)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D., & Gopinath, M. (2009). Construction of environmental knowledge: Experiences from India. Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(1), 2-8. https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v1n1p2

This paper explored key issues in how knowledge of the environment is constructed in the Third World. Drawing on which, it showed that there are both explicit and implicit ways in which this knowledge is contested. Particularly, it discussed how impl... Read More about Construction of environmental knowledge: Experiences from India.