Handbook of Politics in Indian States: Region, Parties, and Economic Reforms

Handbook of Politics in Indian States: Region, Parties, and Economic Reforms

By: Sudha Pai (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

Indian states have only recently come to occupy a seminal position in national politics. The older form of a single party system is on the wane. With the rise of regional parties, states have become partners in central governance; they are now enjoying more autonomy and, post-liberalization, are enjoying greater financial freedom. While most studies on Indian politics focus on the national level, Handbook of Politics in Indian States maps the changing contours of India's federal democratic politics since independence. Due to the size, diversity, and federal structure arranged along cultural-linguistic lines, developments in the states are determining national patterns. The volume focuses on areas such as democratization, regions and regionalism, political parties and electoral politics, and economic reform. Eminent scholars in the field analyse the changes in the functioning of state politics taking place at two levels-across states and within states. Based on extensive research, the chapters show that these changes have led to the strengthening of Indian democracy by giving voice to the disadvantaged and marginalized sections. This Handbook thus provides a comprehensive account of some of the significant developments and challenges faced by Indian politics today.

About Author

Sudha Pai is Rector and Professor, Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Contents

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; PUBLISHER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; INTRODUCTION, SUDHA PAI ; PART I: REGIONS AND REGIONALISM: HISTORICAL LEGACIES AND PRESENT-DAY DEMANDS ; 1. INDIAN CIVILIZATION AND REGIONAL CULTURES: THE TWO REALITIES, AINSLIE T. EMBREE ; 2. STATES REORGANIZATION COMMISSION: A CRITICAL READING, ASHA SARANGI ; 3. INTEGRATION THROUGH INTERNAL REORGANIZATION: CONTAINING ETHNIC CONFLICT IN INDIA, MAYA CHADDA ; 4. THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE FOR INDIA'S JHARKHAND: DEMOCRACY, DECENTRALIZATION, AND THE POLITICS OF NAMES AND NUMBERS, STUART CORBRIDGE ; 5. DIVIDED WE STAND: IDENTITY AND PROTEST IN THE DEMAND FOR A SEPARATE HILL STATE OF UTTARANCHAL, EMMA E. MAWDSLEY ; PART II: POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTORAL POLITICS IN THE STATES ; 6. THE CONGRESS PARTY IN UTTAR PRADESH: DOMINANCE, DECLINE, AND REVIVAL? SUDHA PAI ; 7. COALITION STRATEGIES AND THE BJP'S EXPANSION, 1989-2004, E. SRIDHARAN ; 8. A SHIFT TOWARDS REGIONALIZATION OF INDIAN POLITICS, SANJAY KUMAR ; 9. FROM DOMINANCE TO DISARRAY: THE TELUGU DESAM PARTY IN ANDHRA PRADESH, K.C. SURI ; 10. THE CHANGING NATURE OF TAMIL NADU, JOHN HARRISS AND ANDREW WYATT ; 11. ASOM GANA PARISHAD: RISE AND PROSPECTS, SANDHYA GOSWAMI ; 12. LEFT IN THE LURCH: THE DEMISE OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST ELECTED REGIME? DWAIPAYAN BHATTACHARYYA ; PART III: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICS IN THE STATES ; 13. DECLINE OF BACKWARD CASTE POLITICS IN NORTHERN INDIA: FROM CASTE-POLITICS TO CASTE-POLITICS, ANIL KUMAR VERMA ; 14. DALIT ASSERTION IN TAMIL NADU, M.S.S. PANDIAN ; 15. A BEGGAR'S SONG OF DEMOCRACY: A STUDY OF INVISIBLE DALITS, BADRI NARAYAN ; 16. THE BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY: ITS SHIFTING STRATEGIES OF SUBALTERN MOBILIZATION IN UTTAR PRADESH, SOHINI GUHA ; 17. SMALL STATES IN LARGE DEMOCRACY: ETHNIC MINORITIES IN A MAJORITARIAN INDIAN POLITY, SAJAL NAG ; PART IV: ECONOMIC REFORMS AND STATE POLITICS: CHANGING PATTERNS ; 18. ICONIZATION OF CHANDRABABU: SHARING SOVEREIGNTY IN INDIA'S FEDERAL MARKET ECONOMY, LLOYD I. RUDOLPH AND SUSANNE HOEBER RUDOLPH ; 19. GLOBALIZATION AND STATE DISPARITIES IN INDIA, BALDEV RAJ NAYAR ; 20. UNRAVELLING BIHAR'S 'GROWTH MIRACLE', CHIRASHREE DAS GUPTA ; 21. STATE CAPITALISM: PROVINCIAL GOVERNANCE, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, AND PROTEST POLITICS IN INDIA'S SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES, ROB JENKINS ; 22. HYPE, SKILL, AND CLASS: THE POLITICS OF REFORMS IN ANDHRA PRADESH, 1995-2004 AND BEYOND, JOS MOOIJ ; EPILOGUE, DWAIPAYAN BHATTACHARYYA ; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198081739
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9780198081739
  • weight: 1048
  • ISBN10: 0198081731

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close