Pressured by a highly active civil society, the Kerala state government is actually giving power to the people. The decentralisation theory has been turned on its head. People get the money first, and then build the infrastructure to govern themselves. But even if politicians are willing to bow to public-pressure, the bureaucracy doesn't like power slipping out of its hands. It is a major threat to the process
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