Religious Practice and Democracy in India

Religious Practice and Democracy in India

by Pradeep K. Chhibber


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107041509
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Pradeep K. Chhibber is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also serves as the Indo-American Community Chair of India Studies. His two previous books have won awards from the American Political Science Association. His articles have been published in such journals as the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, and Party Politics. He is an active contributor to the op-ed pages of the Indian Express.

Table of Contents

1. Religious practices, identities, and political representation; 2. The influence of religious practice; 3. Social domination: caste and political representation; 4. Avenues for the connected: civic associations; 5. Political institutions and the reproduction of inequalities; 6. Party competition, social divisions, and representation; 7. Conclusion.

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