The Puzzle of India's Governance
Culture, Context and Comparative Theory
By (author) Subrata Kumar Mitra
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Puzzle of India's Governance by Subrata Kumar Mitra
Book DescriptionIndia no longer gets an easy ride as the world's largest democracy. Spectacular terrorist attacks on its Parliament and places of worship, communal riots of unprecedented ferocity, lingering separatist insurgency and violent caste conflict in impoverished regions have combined to cause a closer appraisal of India's capacity to sustain the rule of law. This book shows how governance is high when people follow the rules of transaction, derived from binding custom, legislation, administrative practices and the constitution. The key question that underpins this analysis is why do some people, sometimes, follow rules and not others? This study responds to this central question by looking at analytical narratives of political order in six Indian regional States, surveys of social and political attitudes and extended interviews with political leaders, administrators and police officers. It shows how, by drawing on the logic of human ingenuity, driven by self interest rather than mechanical adherence to tradition and ideology, these regional elites can design institutions and promote security, welfare and identity which enhance governance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415348614
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Subrata Kumar Mitra
Re-Use, Hardback (January 2012)
Presents a novel approach to understanding the relationship between the past and the present using the unique concept of re-use, wherein elements from the past are strategically adapted into the present, and thus become part of a new modernity.
Politics in India, Hardback (November 2010)
A comprehensive analysis of the broad spectrum of India's politics that explains the key feature of Indian politics in a comparative and accessible narrative, illustrated with relevant maps, life stories, statistics and opinion data.
Democracy and Social Change in India, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Subrata Kumar Mitra
Drawing on a 1996 nationwide post-election opinion survey of 10,000 people and its statistical analysis, this book examines the process and progress of democratization in India.
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Author Biography - Subrata Kumar Mitra
University of Heidelberg, Germany.
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