ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Political Science box set Volumes 1-4

Hardcover | August 12, 2013

EditorAchin Vanaik

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The four volumes of research surveys and explorations in political science conducted by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) not only provide a summary evaluation of the state of the research and valuable bibliographic guide but also highlight research trends and possiblelines of future enquiry. Volume 1, while referring to studies before and after the period 2003-9, focuses more specifically on the literature of this period by analysing four key themes - the social character of the Indian state, political economy, social policy, and law and rights.Volume 2 examines key issues confronting Indian democracy and provides an analytical overview of the changing perceptions of it over the past two decades. It explores literature on the Constitution of India and its institutions, the party system, elections, civil society initiatives, and federalismin India. Volume 3 critically reviews research done on ancient, medieval, and modern Indian political thought. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to explore research on themes such as politics of time and knowledge, ethics and politics, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism. Volume 4 focuses on the transformations occurring in the research, practice, and theories of international relations in India. Acknowledging the broadening scope of the discipline, it looks at traditional as well as new issues such as global governance, international law and norms, development andcivil society. It also examines a wide range of theoretical approaches such as realism, critical theory, neo-Marxism, postcolonialism, development theory, and liberalism.

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The four volumes of research surveys and explorations in political science conducted by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) not only provide a summary evaluation of the state of the research and valuable bibliographic guide but also highlight research trends and possiblelines of future enquiry. Volume 1, while referri...

Achin Vanaik is former Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1488 pagesPublished:August 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume 1Javeed Alam: ForewordAchin Vanaik: General IntroductionList of AbbreviationsSamir Kumar Das: Introduction: Surveying the Literature on State in Post-Independence India1. Sobhanlal Datta Gupta: Social Character of the Indian State: A Survey of Current Trends2. Supriya RoyChowdhury: Political Economy of India: A Selected Review of Literature3. Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya: Social Policy in India: Education Reform and Employment Guarantee in a Rapidly Changing Economy4. Mangesh Kulkarni: Law, Rights, and the Indian StateIndexAbout the Editors and ContributorsVolume 2Javeed Alam: ForewordAchin Vanaika: General IntroductionList of AbbreviationsK.C. Suri: Introduction: India's Democracy - An Exception or a Model?1. Neera Chandhoke and Rajesh Kumar: Indian Democracy: Cognitive Maps2. Manjari Katju: Constitution and Its Institutions3. Balveer Arora, K.K. Kailash, Rekha Saxena, and H. Kham Khan Suan: Indian Federalism4. Suhas Palshikar: Election Studies5. K.C. Suri: Party System and Party Politics in India6. Neera Chandhoke: The Representation Deficit in Civil SocietyIndexAbout the Editors and ContributorsVolume 3Javeed Alam: ForewordAchin Vanaik: General IntroductionList of AbbreviationsPradip Kumar Datta and Sanjay Palshikar: Introduction: Reframing Indian Political Thought1. Prathama Banerjee: Time and Knowledge2. Kumkum Roy: Revisiting Early Indian Political Thought: Texts, Practices, Material Culture3. Nandita Prasad Sahai: Revisiting Middle Period Political Thought: Texts, Practices, Material Culture4. Rinku Lamba: Nationalism5. Mohinder Singh: Cosmopolitanism: A Review of Literature in Indian Political Thought6. Krishna Swamy Dara: Demystifying Democracy in the Dalit-Bahujan, Adivasi, and Feminist Discourses7. Rajarshi Dasgupta: Ethics and PoliticsIndexAbout the Editors and ContributorsVolume 4Javeed Alam: ForewordAchin Vanaik: General IntroductionList of AbbreviationsNavnita Chadha Behera: Introduction1. Jayati Srivastava: Global Governance Meets Globalization: Mapping the Trajectory of a Contested Paradigm2. A.K. Ramakrishnan: Normative Dimensions of India's International Engagement3. Amit Prakash: Indian Development Discourse in a Changing World4. Deep K. Datta-Ray: The Analysis of the Practice of Indian Diplomacy5. Rajesh Rajagopalan: Nuclear Weapons, Indian Strategy, and International Politics6. Mathew Joseph: Indian Civil Society and the 'International'7. Priyankar Upadhyaya: Exploring Indian Peace Perspectives in New Millennium8. V.G. Hegde: Contemporary Indian Perspectives on International Law9. Shibashis Chatterjee: BordersIndexAbout the Editors and Contributors