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The Success of India's Democracy / Edition 1
     

The Success of India's Democracy / Edition 1

by Atul Kohli, Jan Breman, G. P. Hawthorn
 

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ISBN-10: 0521805309

ISBN-13: 9780521805308

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How has democracy taken root in India in the face of a low-income economy, poverty, illiteracy and ethnic diversity? Atul Kohli brings together leading scholars of Indian politics to explore this intriguing anomaly. Themes addressed include politics, ethnicity, federalism, caste, poverty, and Hindu nationalism. This is a tightly conceived volume on an important and

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How has democracy taken root in India in the face of a low-income economy, poverty, illiteracy and ethnic diversity? Atul Kohli brings together leading scholars of Indian politics to explore this intriguing anomaly. Themes addressed include politics, ethnicity, federalism, caste, poverty, and Hindu nationalism. This is a tightly conceived volume on an important and controversial topic, which will be as useful in the classroom as it will be for professionals and general readers. It is a book for anyone who wants to learn more about the world's largest democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805308
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Contemporary South Asia Series , #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction Atul Kohli; Part I. Historical Origins: 2. Indian democracy: the historical inheritance Sumit Sarkar; Part II. Political Institutions and Democratic Consolidation: 3. India's federal design and multicultural national construction Jyotirindra Dasgupta; 4. Center-state relations James Manor; 5. Making local government work Subrata K. Mitra; 6. Redoing the constitutional design: from an interventionist to a regulatory state Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph; 7. The dialectics of Hindu nationalism Amrita Basu: Part III. Social Demands and Democratic Deepening; 8. The struggle for equality: caste in Indian politics Myron Weiner; 9. Sharing the spoils: group equity, development and democracy Pranab Bardhan; 10. Social movement politics in India: institutions, interest, and identities Mary Katzenstein, Smitu Kothari, and Uday Mehta; Bibliography; Index.

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