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Author Mitra, Subrata Kumar, 1949-

Title Politics in India : structure, process and policy / Subrata K. Mitra
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011


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Description xxi, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Contents note continued: Democracy and the modern institutions of India -- Social change: from hierarchy to equality -- The economy -- International relations
Contents note continued: India's search for power in a post-cold war, multi-polar world -- Challenges for Indian foreign policy in the twenty-first century -- Global and regional security regimes -- A thaw in India-China relations -- India and her South Asian neighbours -- India and the Indian Ocean -- India and the United States: from ambivalence to engagement -- India - still an emerging power? -- India's military capacity -- Soft power: foreign policy and popular perception in India -- Conclusion -- 9.Conclusion: some general lessons from the Indian case -- Introduction -- The political context of Indian democracy -- The non-linear modernity of India: the distinctive style of Indian politics -- Democracy and development reconsidered -- Governance: balancing national unity and regional diversity -- Ethnicity and territoriality as competing norms of citizenship in India -- Conclusion: re-inventing the nation -- 10.Further reading -- General --
Contents note continued: Introduction -- Incremental growth and redistribution -- Distinctiveness of the Indian model -- The origin and evolution of a mixed economy -- Politics, the Planning Commission and the policy process under Nehru, 1947-64 -- India's agrarian economy: from subsistence to subsidy -- The dilemma of democratic land reform -- Democracy and liberalization of the economy -- Globalization of India's economy -- Definition and measurement of globalization -- Mass poverty and India's ̀new' political economy -- Conclusion -- 8.Engaging the world: foreign policy and nation-building in India -- Introduction -- Strategy and context in the making of India's foreign policy -- Domestic and international constraints on foreign policy -- A chronology of wars and treaties of ̀non-aligned' India -- The evolution of India's foreign policy -- The foundational years: Jawaharlal Nehru, 1947-64 -- Indira Gandhi and the realist turn in Indian foreign policy --
Contents note continued: The Gandhian synthesis of modernity and tradition -- ̀Divide and quit': Independence and the bitter aftermath of Partition -- Some legacies of colonial rule -- Conclusion -- 3.From homo hierarchicus to plural society: politics and social change in India -- Introduction -- From hierarchy to plurality -- The Indian mosaic -- Caste and politics -- Religion: unity in diversity -- Language -- Social class -- Political socialization and political culture -- The interaction of tradition and modernity -- Political socialization -- Efficacy and legitimacy in India -- Conclusion -- 4.Strength with democracy: separation of powers and the imperative of leadership -- Introduction -- Modern political institutions and traditional society -- The executive -- The parliament -- The judiciary -- The bureaucracy -- Statutory commissions -- The military -- Political recruitment -- Conclusion -- 5.The federal structure: balancing unity and diversity -- Introduction --
Contents note continued: The federal structure -- Sub-national movements and federalization: a coping mechanism -- India's cooperative federalism -- Measuring federalism's success -- Combining strength with accountability: Indian federalism in cross-national comparison -- Institutional changes since Independence -- Power-sharing and the federalization of national politics -- Conclusion -- 6.The articulation and aggregation of interests: India's two-track strategy -- Introduction -- Institutional complexity, policy coherence and continuity -- Elections -- The party system -- The Congress system -- Parties of Hindu nationalism and communism -- Partisan conflict within the structure of overall systemic consensus -- Interest articulation: demand groups in India -- Trade unions and employers' associations -- Local politics: democracy at the grass-roots level -- Interest articulation and the ̀new' political economy -- Conclusion -- 7.Economic development and social justice --
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: modern politics and traditional society in the making of Indian democracy -- Some puzzles of India's politics -- Democracy and elite agency: the ̀room to manoeuvre in the middle' -- Democratic legitimacy and current policy challenges -- The distinctiveness of Indian politics: resilience of democracy and governance -- Level playing fields: the multiple roles of the state in India -- Eternal, enduring and changing: India's non-linear modernity -- Competition for power as the cutting edge of India's political culture -- Multiple modes of politics -- The scheme of chapters -- Conclusion -- 2.Pre-modern pasts of modern politics: the legacies of British colonial rule -- Introduction -- India's living pasts -- ̀Arrested decay': colonial representations of the Indian past -- Institutional innovation under colonial rule: re-use of the Indian pasts -- The expansion of the British Empire -- The British Raj and Indian resistance --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Comparative government.
Democracy -- India.
Postcolonialism -- India.
India -- Economic conditions.
India -- Politics and government.
India -- Social conditions.
LC no. 2010003328
ISBN 0203846869 (ebook)
0415585899 (paperback)
0415585880 (hardback)
9780203846865 (ebook)
9780415585880 (hardback)
9780415585897 (paperback)