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Author Lele, Jayant.

Title Elite pluralism and class rule : political development in Maharashtra, India / Jayant Lele
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [1981]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 263 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; LIST OF TABLES; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 Introduction; 2 Kinship, Village, and the Maratha Hegemony; 3 Social Structure and Politicization; 4 Political Arenas and the Elite; 5 Democracy and Elite Interests: A Case Study; 6 Conclusion; APPENDIX: A Study of the Rural Political Process in Maharastra 1967-8; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; NAME INDEX; GENERAL INDEX
Summary Based on a study of recent political behaviour in a rural region of India, the author presents a critique of pluralist theories of democracy and advances a new approach to political sociology. Professor Lele insists that the politicians of Maharashtra sustain, however dispersed, a hegemonic class rule
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252)
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Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- India -- Maharashtra.
Social classes -- India -- Maharashtra.
Maharashtra (India) -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1487586159 (electronic bk.)
9781487586157 (electronic bk.)