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The Resource State formation and radical democracy in India, Manali Desai

State formation and radical democracy in India, Manali Desai

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State formation and radical democracy in India
Title
State formation and radical democracy in India
Statement of responsibility
Manali Desai
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyses one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India, and asks whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to create better life chances. Going back to pre-independence, colonial India, Manali Desai takes a long historical view of Kerala and compares it with the state of West Bengal, which like Kerala has been ruled by leftists but has not experienced the same degree of success in raising equal access to welfare, literacy and basic subsistence. This comparison brings historical state legacies, as well as the role of left party formation and its mode of insertion in civil society to the fore, raising the question of what kinds of parties can effect the most substantive anti-poverty reforms within a vibrant democracy." "This book offers a new, historically based explanation for Kerala's post-independence political and economic direction, drawing on several comparative cases to formulate a substantive theory as to why Kerala has succeeded in spite of the widespread assumption that the Indian state has largely failed. Drawing conclusions that offer a divergence from the prevalent wisdoms in the field, this book will appeal to a wide audience of historians and political scientists, as well as non-governmental activists, policy-makers, and those interested in Asian politics history."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desai, Manali
Dewey number
320.95409/045
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in Asia's transformations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • India
  • Kerala (India)
  • West Bengal (India)
Label
State formation and radical democracy in India, Manali Desai
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-180) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 Old legacies, new protests: Welfare and left rule in democratic India -- chapter 2 The social bases of rule and rebellion: Colonial Kerala and Bengal, 1792-1930 -- chapter 3 State formation and social movements: Colonial Kerala and Bengal compared, 1865-1930 -- chapter 4 Political practices and left ascendancy in Kerala, 1920–47 -- chapter 5 Structure, practices and weak left hegemony in Bengal, 1925-47 -- chapter 6 Insurgent and electoral logics in policy regimes: Kerala and Bengal compared, 1947 to the present
Control code
ocm85771285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203967744
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85771285
Label
State formation and radical democracy in India, Manali Desai
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-180) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 Old legacies, new protests: Welfare and left rule in democratic India -- chapter 2 The social bases of rule and rebellion: Colonial Kerala and Bengal, 1792-1930 -- chapter 3 State formation and social movements: Colonial Kerala and Bengal compared, 1865-1930 -- chapter 4 Political practices and left ascendancy in Kerala, 1920–47 -- chapter 5 Structure, practices and weak left hegemony in Bengal, 1925-47 -- chapter 6 Insurgent and electoral logics in policy regimes: Kerala and Bengal compared, 1947 to the present
Control code
ocm85771285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 185 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203967744
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85771285

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