The State of India's Democracy

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Sumit Ganguly, Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner
JHU Press, Aug 13, 2007 - Political Science - 231 pages
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The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series examines the state of India’s democracy. As India marks its sixtieth year of independence, it has become an ever more important object of study for scholars of comparative democracy. It has long stood out as a remarkable exception to theories holding that low levels of economic development and high levels of social diversity pose formidable obstacles to the successful establishment and maintenance of democratic government.

In recent decades, India has proven itself capable not only of preserving democracy, but of deepening and broadening it by moving to a more inclusive brand of politics. Political participation has widened, electoral alternation has intensified, and civil society has pressed more vigorously for institutional reforms and greater government accountability. Yet political scientists still have not devoted to this country, which contains more than one-sixth of the world’s population, the kind of attention that it warrants. The essays in The State of India's Democracy focus on India’s economy, society, and politics, providing illuminating insights into the past accomplishments—and continuing challenges—of Indian democracy.

Contributors: Rajat Ganguly, M. V. Rajeev Gowda, Christophe Jaffrelot, Niraja Gopal Jayal, Rob Jenkins, Sunila S. Kale, Pratap Mehta, Subrata K. Mitra, Aseema Sinha, E. Sridharan, Praveen Swami, Arvind Verma, Steven I. Wilkinson.

  

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Contents

Parties and the Party System 19472006
3
Reading the Election Results
26
Democracy and Ethnic Conflict
45
Caste and the Rise of Marginalized Groups
67
Federalisms Success
89
The Rise of Judicial Sovereignty
107
Police Agencies and Coercive Power
121
HI Society
143
Rob Jenkins
161
The Media Revolution
176
Economic Growth and Political Accommodation
195
Index
227
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About the author (2007)

Sumit Ganguly is Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indian Cultures and Civilizations and a professor of political science at Indiana University. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of fourteen books on South Asian politics and is currently at work on a new book, India since 1980. Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Marc F. Plattner is vice president for research and studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. They serve as codirectors of the International Forum for Democratic Studies and coeditors of the Journal of Democracy.

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