Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India

1st Edition

Ranabir Samaddar

Routledge India
Published June 7, 2016
Reference - 322 Pages
ISBN 9781138670235 - CAT# Y230836

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Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India and its companion volume Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India tell the story of governance in independent India and address the critical question: how is a post-colonial democracy governed? Further, they attempt to understand why the process of governing a post-colonial democracy, particularly in the neo-liberal age, should be studied as the central question within the history of post-colonial democracy. The volumes offer hitherto unexplored analyses of governance — political and ideological aspects along with technological characteristics — in a historical framework.

This volume discusses:

  • ideas and issues at the core of governance in post-colonial India
  • constitution, state-making and government formation
  • the asymmetrical nature of the anti-colonial foundations of governance

In breaking new ground in the study of what constitutes the political subject, these volumes will be indispensable to scholars, researchers and students of politics, public administration, development studies, South Asian studies and modern India.


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