Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Democracy - 289 pages
This study examines the relationship between state, society and democracy in India over the last decade of the 20th century, 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, the book provides a narrative which bridges the gap between political theory and empirical political analysis.

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Contents

Introduction
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Prolegomenon to a Theory of State Society
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The Welfare State
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