Democracy and the state: welfare, secularism, and development in contemporary India

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 289 pages
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This book examines the relationship between state, society and democracy in India over the last decade by exploring how the Indian state has fared vis-a-vis its three major goals in independent India: welfare, secularism and development. It provides a narrative which bridges the gap between political theory and empirical political analysis.

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Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India