Democracy and Discontent : India's Growing Crisis of Governability

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Democracy and Discontent : India's Growing Crisis of Governability

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521391610
  • DDC分類 954.05

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Long considered one of the great successes of the developing world, India has more recently experienced growing challenges to political order and stability. Institutional mechanisms for the resolution of conflict have broken down, the civil and police services have become highly politicized, and the state bureaucracy appears incapable of implementing an effective plan for economic development. In this book, Atul Kohli analyzes political change in India from the late 1960s to the late 1980s. Based on research conducted at the local, state and national level, the author analyzes the changing patterns of authority in and between the centre and periphery. He combines rich empirical investigation, extensive interviews and theoretical perspectives in developing a detailed explanation of the growing crisis of governance his research reveals. The book will be of interest to both specialists in Indian politics and to students of comparative politics more generally.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Preface and acknowledgments
Part I. Introduction: Part II. The Growing
Problems of Governing The Periphery: Politics
in the Districts: Part III. Order and Breakdown
in the States: Part IV. Centralization and
Powerlessness at the Center: Part V. Final
Inferences: Bibliography
Index.