This work analyzes the challenges of governance faced by contemporary India. It argues that while the expansion and growth of India's private sector and a vibrant civil society can fill in for some of the shortcomings of the public sector in the foreseeable future, there is a wide range of core functions from regulation to security, from social inclusion to public goods provision, where the State is-and will be-indispensable. The integrity and responsiveness of the Indian state to the multiple challenges facing the country, both internal and external, will fundamentally determine India's future. The contributions to this volume critically assess different institutions and frameworks-civil services, presidency, judiciary, Parliament, Election Commission, financial and federal institutions, audits and accountability framework, and institutions of local governance. The editors of the volume demonstrate that fundamental state reform will be a necessary condition for India to realize its potential and fulfill its people's aspirations in the twenty-first century.
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About the Author
Devesh Kapur, Madan Lal Sobti Professor, University of Pennsylvania,Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Center for Polic y Research,Milan Vaishnav, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Devesh Kapur is the Madan Lal Sobti Professor for the Study of Contemporary India and Director, Center for Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania and Non-Resident fellow at the Center for Global Development.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi.
Milan Vaishnav is a Senior Associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Table of Contents
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List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction - Devesh Kapur, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Milan Vaishnav
2. The Presidency- James Manor
3. Parliament -M.R. Madhavan
4. The Supreme Court- Madhav Khosla and Ananth Padmanabhan
5. Reserve Bank of India: The Way Forward- Errol DSouza
6. Reforming Indias Institutions of Public Expenditure Governance - Nirvikar Singh
7. New Regulatory Institutions in Infrastructure: From De-Politicization to Creative Politics- Navroz K. Dubash
8. Institutions of Internal Accountability - R. Sridharan
9. Foregrounding Financial Accountability in Governance - Amitabh Mukhopadhyay
10. The Civil Service - K.P. Krishnan and T.V. Somanathan
11. Election Commission of India- E. Sridharan and Milan Vaishnav
12. Re-energising Democratic Decentralisation in India- T.R. Raghunandan
Notes on Editors and Contributors