Politics in India (Record no. 560637)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
ISBN 9781138018136
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Transcribing agency IIT Kanpur
041 ## - LANGUAGE CODE
Language code of text/sound track or separate title eng
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 320.954
Item number M697p2
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--AUTHOR NAME
Personal name Mitra, Subrata K.
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Politics in India
Remainder of title structure, process and policy
Statement of responsibility, etc Subrata K. Mitra
250 ## - EDITION STATEMENT
Edition statement 2nd ed.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher Routledge
Year of publication 2017
Place of publication Oxon
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Number of Pages xxii, 331p
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc The second edition of this textbook brings together general political theory and the comparative method to interpret socio-political phenomena and issues that have occupied the Indian state and society since 1947. It considers the progress that India has made in some of the most challenging aspects of post-colonial politics such as governance, democracy, economic growth, welfare, and citizenship. Looking at the changed global role of India, its standing in the G-20 and BRICS, as well as the implications of the 2014 Indian general elections for state and society, this updated edition also includes sections on the changing socio-political status of women in India, corruption and terrorism. The author raises several key questions relevant to Indian politics, including:

• Why has India succeeded in making a relatively peaceful transition from colonial rule to a resilient, multi-party democracy in contrast to its South Asian neighbours?

• How has the interaction of modern politics and traditional society contributed to the resilience of post-colonial democracy?

• How did India’s economy moribund―for several decades following Independence―make a breakthrough into rapid growth and can India sustain it?

• And finally, why have collective identity and nationhood emerged as the core issues for India in the twenty-first century and with what implications for Indian democracy?

The textbook goes beyond India by asking about the implications of the Indian case for the general and comparative theory of the post-colonial state. The factors which might have caused failures in democracy and governance are analysed and incorporated as variables into a model of democratic governance. In addition to pedagogical features such as text boxes, a set of further readings is provided to guide readers who wish to go beyond the remit of this text. The book will be essential reading for undergraduate students and researchers in South Asian and Asian studies, political science, development studies, sociology, comparative politics and political theory.
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Topical Term Democracy -- India
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Topical Term India -- Politics and government
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Topical Term Postcolonialism -- India
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        General Stacks P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur P K Kelkar Library, IIT Kanpur 2019-09-16 8 2076.08 320.954 M697p2 A184731 2595.10 Books

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