DEMOCRACY IN INDIA by Niraja Gopal JayalDEMOCRACY IN INDIA by Niraja Gopal Jayal


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This volume-in the Themes in Politics series-brings together the finest scholarly writings on several dimensions of India's democracy. It analyses India's experiment with democracy and its successes and failures. It also situates Indian democracy in the context of the basic principles ofdemocratic theory as well as contemporary debates about the relationship of democracy with civil society, cultural diversity, and development. The volume addresses the crucial concern as to whether the state has contributed to the decline of democracy or whether democratic politics has underminedthe state's capability to govern the city. It discusses India's unique experience of negotiating cultural diversity through democratic institutional mechanisms.
. Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Title:DEMOCRACY IN INDIAFormat:PaperbackDimensions:598 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195691571

ISBN - 13:9780195691573


Table of Contents

Niraja Gopal Jayal: IntroductionI: Indian Democracy Prefigured1. James Chiriyankandath: 'Democracy' under the Raj: Elections and Separate Representation in British India2. David Washbrook: The Rhetoric of Democracy and Development in Late Colonial IndiaII: Democracy and the State3. Rajni Kothari: The Crisis of the Moderate State and the Decline of Democracy4. Atul Kohli: Political Change in a Democratic Developing Country5. Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph: Demand Polity and command Polity6. Niraja Gopal Jayal: The State and Democracy in India or What happened to Welfare, Secularism, and DevelopmentIII: Democracy and Civil Society7. Sudipta Kaviraj: The Culture of representative Democracy8. Pramod Parajuli: Power and Knowledge in Development Discourse: New Social Movements and the State in India9. Walter Hauser and Wendy Singer: The Democratic Rite: Celebration and Participation in the Indian Elections10. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen: Hunger and Public Action11. Arend Lijphart: The Puzzle of Indian Democracy: A Consociational InterpretationIV: Democracy and Development12. Deepak Nayyar: Economic Development and Political Democracy: Interaction and Economies and Politics in Independent India13. Pranab Bardhan: The Political Economy of Reform in IndiaV: Democracy, Locality, and Region14. Subrata K. Mitra: Ballot Box and Local Power: Elections in an Indian Village15. Richard C. Crook and James Manor: Democracy and Decentralization in Karnataka (India)VI: The Future of Indian Democracy16. Gail Omvedt: The Anti-caste Movement and the Discourse of Power17. Christophe Jaffrelot: Hindu Nationalism and DemocracyAnnotated BibliographyName IndexSubject Index