That a diverse country like India has succeeded for over half a century as a thriving democracy raises many questions about the relationship between cultural diversity and social and economic inequality; the robustness of some institutions and the weakness of others; the negotiation of political space, ideologies, and identities by the state, political parties, and civil society; the capacity of the state to redistribute wealth and alleviate poverty; and the perceptions of India on the global stage. The Oxford Companion to Politics in India provides answers through the most comprehensive survey of the Indian political system till date. The depth and breadth of issues covered range from elections to economic reforms; business and politics to redistribution and social justice; coalition politics to judicial activism; and foreign policy. The 38 incisive essays, written by well-known experts, have proved to be invaluable to students and teachers of political science, sociology, journalism, history, and public administration, as well as general readers. This paperback edition, with a new Preface, revisits the enduring debates in Indian politics that will make this already popular text more accessible to students. Printed Pages: 644. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This paperback edition with a new Preface is specially designed and priced for the student market. The thirty-eight essays provide every significant topic in the study of Indian politics by eminent experts. They address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state, ideologies, political processes, social movements, identity politics, government policy, international affairs, and the academia.
The success of India's democratic political system despite immense and multidimensional diversity and differences has been a subject of longstanding academic debate and analysis. In the last few decades, in an increasingly globalized and multicultural world, India has carved its position as a global economic and political power, and Indian polity and society have witnessed rapid transformation in terms of structure, processes, success, and failures. Grasping this swift and phenomenal change is a mammoth task, and The Oxford Companion to Politics in India is the best resource to capture the macro as well as micro view of Indian politics in a global world.
Specially designed and priced to serve the needs of students and teachers of Indian politics, this unprecedented survey presents in one volume, thirty-eight essays on every theme of Indian politics written by experts in the field, and a substantial new Preface for the student readers. Clustered into eight sections, these essays address the links between Indian politics and institutions of the state, ideologies, political processes, social movements, identity politics, government policy, international affairs, and the academia. Weaving together historical narratives with fresh analyses, this volume provides an accessible yet deeply researched narrative of politics in modern India.
Über den Autor:
Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance,Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
Titel: The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (...
Verlag: Oxford University Press