Civil Society and Democratization in India: Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

Civil Society and Democratization in India: Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

by Sarbeswar Sahoo

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ISBN-13: 9781138302938
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sarbeswar Sahoo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, and is Alexander von Humboldt Post-doctoral Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany. His research interests include Globalization, Civil Society and Democratization, and Sociology of Religion and Violence.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Primacy of Politics 2. Civil Society and Democratization: Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives 3. The State and Civil Society in India: A Historical Narrative 4. Seva Mandir and Constructive Developmentalism 5. Astha Sansthan and Welfare Rights Activism 6. Rajasthan Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad and the Cultural Politics of Development 7. Summary and Conclusions: The Multiple Faces of Civil Society

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