Aheli Chowdhury
2017 International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences ISSN(O)   unpublished
Neo liberalization of the state has led to pluralization with stretching horizontally to include the civil society organizations and market on the one hand and scaling vertically to cover transnational bodies and local self-governance institutions on the other. The civil society organization have assumed a new role where they are 'strategic partners' of the state helping to establish the hegemony of the new world order and contribute in practices of 'good governance'. The good governance
more » ... , has been accompanied with emergence of questions of governance, participation and accountability. It has also created democratic spaces that can be seen as intermediate and located at the boundaries of the state and the civil society. These spaces are used for negotiations, exchange of information and making demands on the state and for fixing accountability. Participation, thought to extend the domain of citizenship and deepening democracy on the one hand and on the other hand has led to shrinking of state responsibilities and the progressive exemption of the state from the role of the guarantor of rights. This paper argues that this trend of the neo-liberal project has led to transformation of the way citizens engage and view the state, placing more expectation and accountability on the state than perceived earlier. But with the liberalization phenomena at work, there will be instances where state fails to fulfill its role and increasingly prove to be ineffective to deliver. Therefore, does that suggest that there is a growing potential of an imminent crisis in governmentality, caused due to a growing discrepancy between the rhetoric of accountability on