Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India

Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India

by Stuart Corbridge, Glyn Williams, Manoj Srivastava, Ren? V?ron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521834791

ISBN-13: 9780521834797

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Poor people confront the state on an everyday basis all over the world. But how do they see the state? This book considers the Indian example where people's accounts, in particular in the countryside, are shaped by encounters staged at the local level, and are also informed by ideas circulated by the government and the broader development community. Drawing

Overview

Poor people confront the state on an everyday basis all over the world. But how do they see the state? This book considers the Indian example where people's accounts, in particular in the countryside, are shaped by encounters staged at the local level, and are also informed by ideas circulated by the government and the broader development community. Drawing extensively on fieldwork conducted in eastern India, the authors review a series of key debates in development studies on participation, good governance, and the structuring of political society in South Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521834797
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Contemporary South Asia Series, #10
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The State and the Poor: 1. Seeing the state; 2. Technologies of rule and the war on poverty; Part II. The Everyday State and Society: 3. Meeting the state; 4. Participation; 5. Governance; 6. Political society; Part III. The Poor and the State: 7. Protesting the state; 8. Postcolonialism, development studies and spaces of empowerment; 9. Postscript: development ethics and the ethics of critique.

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