Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action by Zoya Hasan

Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

byZoya Hasan

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This book examines the politics of inclusion through an analysis of the policies, politics, and debates with regard to the strategies of the state in relation to lower castes and minorities.Situated at the interface of policy and political processes, this study explores the dynamics and strategies of the state with regard to Muslims and lower castes. It examines the underlying issues that influence state policy towards disadvantaged groups and assesses specific strategies and whetherthese need rethinking and reshaping to take India forward in its quest for equality. It also looks at the constitutional framework, the institutional structures, and the responses and debates surrounding the inclusion for lower castes and minorities, especially the emphasis on affirmative action forthe former and the continuing opposition to the inclusion of the latter in this framework.

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Zoya Hasan is Professor at the Centre for Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
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Title:Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pagesPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198076967

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1. Introduction2. Reservation, Minority Rights, and the Making of the Constitution3. Policies and Institutional Frameworks for Protecting the Disadvantaged4. Caste, Social Backwardness, and OBC Reservations (Mandal I and II)5. Politics of Representation and Under-representation6. Muslim Backwardness and the Elusive Promise of Affirmative Action7. Social Discrimination and the Reservation Claims of Muslim and Christian Dalits8. ConclusionAppendixBilbiographyIndex