Democracy and diversity: India and the American experience
Oxford University Press, 2007 - Political Science - 312 pages
This volume is a comparative study of the Indian and American experiences of democracy. They deal with institutions and ethnicity, idea of the nation-state, linguistic diversity, minorities question, political parties and democratic practices, federalism and decentralization.
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Minorities and Indias Democracy
Democracy within Parties and the Accommodation
Federalism MultiNational Societies and Negotiating
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