Democracy and Development: Essays on State, Society, and Economy

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byAtul Kohli

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This volume brings together Atul Kohli's essays published over the last twenty-five years. They are organized in three sections, each section representing a distinct theme-political change; political economy; and politics and development in select states.The introductory essay provides an 'umbrella' for these essays, giving the volume a semblance of coherence. This essay accomplishes two intellectual tasks-outlines the state-society frame of reference that underlies much of the author's published work; and provides an overview of the author'sinterpretation of broad political and economic changes in India, especially in the post-Nehru period. It also provides references to other relevant works not included in this volume, and then situates the specific essays in the volume within the broader changes.

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This volume brings together Atul Kohli's essays published over the last twenty-five years. They are organized in three sections, each section representing a distinct theme-political change; political economy; and politics and development in select states.The introductory essay provides an 'umbrella' for these essays, giving the volume ...

Atul Kohli is David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs, Princeton University and Professor of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.06 × 5.91 × 0.01 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I. Political Change1. Centralization and Powerlessness: India's Democracy in a Comparative Perspective2. Can Democracies Accommodate Ethnic Nationalism: Rise and Decline of Self-Determination Movements in India3. Indian Democracy: Stress and Resilience4. From Majority to Minority Rule: Making Sense of the 'New' Indian PoliticsPart II. Political Economy5. India's Fragmented-Multiclass State and Protected Industrialization6. Politics of Economic Growth in India, 1980-2005, Part I: The 1980s7. Politics of Economic Growth in India, 1980-20058. Politics of Economic Liberalization in India9. Regime Types and Poverty Reform in India10. Democracy, Economic Growth and Inequality in India's DevelopmentPart III. Politics and Development in Select States11. Breakdown in a 'backward' state: Bihar12. Growing turmoil in an 'advanced' state: Gujarat13. From Elite Activism to Democratic Consolidation: The Rise of Reform Communism in West Bengal14. Parliamentary Communism and Agrarian Reform: The Evidence from India's Bengal15. The NTR Phenomenon in Andhra Pradesh: Political Change in a South Indian State16. Karnataka's Land Reforms: A Model for India?Index