The Success of India's Democracy

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März 2006



Leading scholars consider how democracy has taken root in India despite poverty, illiteracy and ethnic diversity.


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.


'... this is an important collection of essays ... by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field ... this book is sure to be widely read and cited'. Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 'This is an essential read not only for the students of India but also those of democracy.' The Journal of Development Studies
EAN: 9780521805308
ISBN: 0521805309
Untertitel: 'Contemporary South Asia'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 316 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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