Democracy in India

Democracy in India (English, Paperback, Jayal Niraja Gopal)

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Democracy in India  (English, Paperback, Jayal Niraja Gopal)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: OUP India
    • Genre: Political Science
    • ISBN: 9780195691573, 0195691571
    • Edition: 2007
    • Pages: 598
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    This volume-in the Themes in Politics series-brings together the finest scholarly writings on several dimensions of India's democracy. It analyses India's experiment with democracy and its successes and failures. It also situates Indian democracy in the context of the basic principles of democratic theory as well as contemporary debates about the relationship of democracy with civil society, cultural diversity, and development. The volume addresses the crucial concern as to whether the state has contributed to the decline of democracy or whether democratic politics has undermined the state's capability to govern the city. It discusses India's unique experience of negotiating cultural diversity through democratic institutional mechanisms.

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    • Draws attention to democratic procedures and its relationship to other social and economic goals.
    • Comprehensive introduction situates Indian democracy.
    • Contributors include among others, Lloyd I. Rudolph, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, Jean Dreze, Deepak Nayyar, James Manor, Amartya Sen.
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    • OUP India
    Publication Year
    • 2007
    Table of Contents
    • Niraja Gopal Jayal: Introduction

      I: Indian Democracy Prefigured

      1. James Chiriyankandath: 'Democracy' under the Raj: Elections and Separate Representation in British India
      2. David Washbrook: The Rhetoric of Democracy and Development in Late Colonial India

      II: Democracy and the State

      3. Rajni Kothari: The Crisis of the Moderate State and the Decline of Democracy
      4. Atul Kohli: Political Change in a Democratic Developing Country
      5. Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph: Demand Polity and command Polity
      6. Niraja Gopal Jayal: The State and Democracy in India or What happened to Welfare, Secularism, and Development

      III: Democracy and Civil Society

      7. Sudipta Kaviraj: The Culture of representative Democracy
      8. Pramod Parajuli: Power and Knowledge in Development Discourse: New Social Movements and the State in India
      9. Walter Hauser and Wendy Singer: The Democratic Rite: Celebration and Participation in the Indian Elections
      10. Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen: Hunger and Public Action
      11. Arend Lijphart: The Puzzle of Indian Democracy: A Consociational Interpretation

      IV: Democracy and Development

      12. Deepak Nayyar: Economic Development and Political Democracy: Interaction and Economies and Politics in Independent India
      13. Pranab Bardhan: The Political Economy of Reform in India

      V: Democracy, Locality, and Region

      14. Subrata K. Mitra: Ballot Box and Local Power: Elections in an Indian Village
      15. Richard C. Crook and James Manor: Democracy and Decentralization in Karnataka (India)
      VI: The Future of Indian Democracy
      16. Gail Omvedt: The Anti-caste Movement and the Discourse of Power
      17. Christophe Jaffrelot: Hindu Nationalism and Democracy
      Annotated Bibliography
      Name Index
      Subject Index

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