Volume No. 1 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 403-411 April-June 2007

 

CENTRAL ASIA : DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT AND CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

Anish Chandra Pandey1* and Niraj K Jha2

1. Department of Chemistry, SLP Govt. P. G. College, Gwalior (INDIA)
2. Department of Political Science, MLB Govt. College, Gwalior (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 4, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

The article argues that sustainable development is symbiotically linked to the participatory democracy. Democracy deficit in the region leads to a development maodel that is not sustainable and threatens the ecology in the region and negatively impacts the living of peoples in the region. Economic development is desirable but often-mindless pursuit of development may foment inequality, increase deprivation and more dangerously it can devastate environment that particularly affects the live chances of the very marginalized. Sheer development may not need democracy but development cannot be sustainable without democracy.

 

Keywords : Nascent nation

 

 

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