The Politics Of The Governed / Edition 1

The Politics Of The Governed / Edition 1

by Partha Chatterjee
     
 

Partha Chatterjee argues that the rise of ethnic or identity politics-particularly in the postcolonial world-is a consequence of new techniques of governmental administration. Using contemporary examples from India, his book shows how local forms of popular politics have transformed both community and global society. Chatterjee's analysis explores the strategic as

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Overview

Partha Chatterjee argues that the rise of ethnic or identity politics-particularly in the postcolonial world-is a consequence of new techniques of governmental administration. Using contemporary examples from India, his book shows how local forms of popular politics have transformed both community and global society. Chatterjee's analysis explores the strategic as well as the ethical dimensions of the new democratic politics of rights, claims, and entitlements of population groups, and thoughtfully considers the dynamics of world politics both before and after the events of 9/11.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231130622
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Partha Chatterjee is director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and visiting professor of anthropology at Columbia University.

Columbia University Press

Table of Contents

PrefaceThe Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures 2001The Nation in Heterogeneous TimePopulations and Political SocietyThe Politics of the GovernedGlobal/Local: Before and After September 11The Great PeaceBattle HymnThe Contradictions of SecularismAre Indian Cities Becoming Bourgeois At Last? Bibliography

Columbia University Press

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