Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India
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. In exploring some aspects of the discursive terrain of Indian politics, this book provides a narrative which bridges the gap between political theory and empirical political analysis.
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Prolegomenon to a Theory of State Society
The Welfare State
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