Against the Grain

Democratic Development

Where can one find an outstanding example of decentralized democracy? Richard Franke describes a remarkable initiative launched in the Indian state of Kerala that devolved power to the community level, made local development a bottom-up process, and drew on mass mobilizations to bring to light people’s needs and how best to address them. (Encore presentation.)

T.M. Thomas Isaac and Richard W. Franke, People’s Planning: Kerala, Local Democracy and Development LeftWord Books, 2021


Artist Song Album Label
James BrownSay It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud - Pts.1 & 2Soulful ChristmasQuimbaya Entretenimiento S.A.S.
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
The Twilight SingersRailroad Lullaby (Album Version)twilight as played by the twilight singersSME - Columbia
Kendrick LamarPurple HeartsMr. Morale & The Big SteppersUMG - Aftermath