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Author Deo, Nandini, 1979-

Title The politics of collective advocacy in India : tools and traps / Nandini Deo and Duncan McDuie-Ra
Published Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 177 pages) : illustrations
Contents Rhetoric and reality : the many dimensions of civil society -- Transnational women's advocacy and Indian agendas -- Transnational human rights advocacy and the might of local action -- Transnational environmental advocacy and ethnic identity in India -- Transnational feminist and religious advocacy in India -- Negotiating networks
Summary India's vibrant civil society sector has become a powerful symbol of political participation in the country. It comprises a wealth of media organizations, caste and religion based associations, farmers groups, labor unions, social service organizations, and an almost limitless number of development organizations. Given this vibrancy, it is difficult to grasp the characteristics of civil society at the transnational or even the national level. Delving beneath the progressive surface to the local level, one finds a murky and multifaceted world of competing interests, compromises, uneasy alliance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-167) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Political activists -- India.
Pressure groups -- India.
Form Electronic book
Author McDuie-Ra, Duncan.
LC no. 2010034273
ISBN 1565493680 (electronic bk.)
9781565493681 (electronic bk.)