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State Formation and Practices of Democracy in India

by Manali Desai

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Asia - India,
  • Political History,
  • Political Science / Democracy,
  • Asia - India & South Asia,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • India,
  • Kerala (India),
  • Politics and government,
  • Social change,
  • Social policy

  • Edition Notes

    Routledge Studies in Asia"s Transformations

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages185
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10205185M
    ISBN 100415407699
    ISBN 109780415407694

    Beyond Belief: India and the Politics of Postcolonial Nationalism [Srirupa Roy, Julia Adams and George Steinmetz]. Beyond Belief is a bold rethinking of the formation and consolidation of nation-state ideologies. Analyzing India during the first two.   Jeffrey Witsoe’s Democracy Against Development takes on the task of investigating “caste” as a determinative force in postcolonial Indian democracy. On one level, this appears a familiar project. Several others—concerned variously with colonial histories, enumerative representational practices, identitarian politics, and contemporary socio-political upheavals—have elaborated on.

      State high courts have to, however, report to the Supreme Court of India, which may override the high court’s findings and judgements. Legislature: Each state has a legislative assembly. Introduction. The distinguishing feature of direct democracy is that voters determine policy outcomes. The brainchild of progressive reformers, direct democracy, as Cronin (cited under General Overviews) explains, was intended to be a check on the power of business interests producing a government more responsive to the public practiced in the United States, direct democracy is.

      More than its snow-capped mountains and nifty, collapsible army knives, Switzerland is perhaps best known for its system of democracy. Known as "direct" democracy, it’s a legal framework that enables all Swiss citizens over the age of 18 to vote on how the country is run. The system has some high-powered admirers.   The Modern Spirit of Asia is a book about India and China and the ways in which they have been transformed by Western imperial modernity. In my understanding, the onset of modernity is located in the nineteenth century and is characterized politically by the emergence of the nation-state, economically by industrialization, and ideologically by an emphasis on progress and liberation Author: Peter Van Der Veer.


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State Formation and Practices of Democracy in India by Manali Desai Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book Description. State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyzes one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India and begs the question of whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to create better life chances.

Going back to pre-independence, colonial India, Manali Desai. Introduction. The term state formation is most commonly used to describe the long-term processes that led to the genesis of modern political domination in the form of the territorial sovereign state. In a few works, the terms state-building, nation-building, or institution-building are used synonymously with state formation.

In the social sciences mainstream literature, modern state formation. Get this from a library. State Formation and Radical Democracy in India.

[Manali Desai] -- Analyzing one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely Kerala in southern India, this book offers a new, historically based explanation for Kerala's. State Formation and Radical Democracy in India hereafter CPI-M that has been in power in Kerala for most of the period of democracy in India.

Desai's scholarly purpose in the book is to explain why the CPI-M, also in power for long periods in West Bengal, failed to achieve similar advances in standards of living and improvements in public Author: Leslie Sklair.

Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, The term is derived from the Greek words dēmokratiā, dēmos (“people”) and kratos (“rule”) "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and constitution.

"State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyses one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India, and asks whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to.

India (Hindi: Bhārat), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world.

Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to Calling code: + EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. India is a multiparty, federal, parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislature.

The president, elected by an electoral college composed of the state assemblies and parliament, is the head of state, and the prime minister is the head of the government. In this feature essay, Language Movements and Democracy in India, Mithilesh Kumar Jha draws on his recent book Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India (Oxford UP).

In the piece, he argues that capturing the real and continuing tensions and challenges of democratic practices in India requires attention to how they are performed and understood within its numerous vernacular spheres. The crisis of Indian democracy These ambitious programmes and the hard work they would have entailed fell by the wayside in the practices of India’s political class and in the discourse of.

The Nation State: An Essay Summary Summary A state is a territorial political community for which there is an independent organised Government. A nation state is a state whose primary loyalty is to a cultural self-identity, which we call a nation or nationality, and is now the predominant form of state organisation.

Democracy is a system of government in which laws, policies, leadership, and major undertakings of a state or other polity are directly or indirectly decided by the “people,” a group historically constituted by only a minority of the population (e.g., all free adult males in ancient Athens or all sufficiently propertied adult males in 19th.

Examining the processes of state formation and consolidation, and the erosion of the post-colonial state, this book highlights three themes: the constraints of modernization; the contradictory logic of modernization vis-a-vis assertive political identities; and the politics of the governed and the battle for equal status at the level of the state.

A state is a polity under a system of is no undisputed definition of a state. A widely used definition from the German sociologist Max Weber is that a "state" is a polity that maintains a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, although other definitions are not uncommon.

Some states are sovereign (known as sovereign states), while others are subject to external. The Book Gives An Academic, Political And Professional Glimpse Of The Indian Parliamentary Democracy In Function, Its Travails And Achievement.

This Is Done Along With The Analysis Of Constitutional Provisions, Judicial Interpretations And The Developed Conventions, Precedents And Practices. The Book Is Both For General Reading And For Use By s: 1.

Democracy was inspired by the lofty ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. These ideals led many countries to challenge the absolutist monarchies of the past.

In Europe, democratic ideals and values grew in response to the oppressive rule of absolutist monarchs. In India, the idea of democracy came with colonial rule but conferred subjecthood without citizenship on.

Beyond Belief is a bold rethinking of the formation and consolidation of nation-state ideologies. Analyzing India during the first two decades following its foundation as a sovereign nation-state inSrirupa Roy explores how nationalists are turned into nationals, subjects into citizens, and the colonial state into a sovereign : Srirupa Roy.

State-Building, Nation-Building, and Constitutional Politics in Post-Conflict Situations: Conceptual Clarifications and an Appraisal of Different Approaches Armin von Bogdandy/ Stefan Häußler/ Felix Hanschmann/ Raphael Utz I.

Defining the Issues 1. A Useful Distinction a. State Failure and State-Building b. Nation Failure and Nation-Building c. Insurgency, Counter-insurgency, and Democracy in Central India NANDINI SUNDAR The Naxalite movement began in India in the late s as a peasant struggle (in Naxalbari, West Bengal, hence the name Naxalite).

It represented the revolutionary stream of Indian Marxism which did not believe that parliamentary democracy would lead to the requisiteFile Size: 82KB.

In Decolonizing Democracy, comparative theorist Christine Keating interprets the formation of Indian democracy as a progressive example of a “postcolonial social contract.” In doing so, she highlights the significance of reconfigurations of democracy in postcolonial polities like India and sheds new light on the social contract, a central Author: Christine Keating.

Jharkhand (lit. "Bushland" or "The land of forest") is a state in eastern India. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south and West Bengal to the east.

It has an area of 79, km 2 (30, sq mi). It is the 15th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by l: Ranchi.Her book State Formation and Radical Democracy in India, () is a historical analysis of the emergence of two different welfare regimes in India where social democratic parties have ruled consistently since independence.

(3) The second way India practices federalism is that our Constitution did not give the status of national language to any one language. Hindi was identified as the official language and till now 21 languages have been recognized as the scheduled languages.