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Oxford companion to politics in India

Contributor(s): Jayal, Niraja Gopal | Mehta, Pratap Bhanu, 1967-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Oxford University Press 2010Description: xxvi,618p. 28 cm.ISBN: 9780198075929 .Subject(s): India -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 320.954
Contents:
Introduction, Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- PART I: THE INSTITUTIONAL SETTING -- 1. The State in India, Partha Chatterjee -- 2. Indian Constitutionalism: The Social and the Political Vision, Uday S. Mehta -- 3. The Indian Parliament, Vernon Hewitt and Shirin M. Rai -- 4. Federalism in India: Structure and Process, Subrata K. Mitra and Malte Pehl -- 5. Local Governance, James Manor -- 6. The Supreme Court of India: Promise, Reach, and Overreach, Lavanya Rajmani and Arghya Sengupta -- 7. The Election Commission, Alistair McMillan -- 8. The Fragmentation of the Indian Party System, 1952-2009: Seven Competing Explanations, E. Sridharan -- PART II: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS -- 9. Class and Politics in India, John Harriss -- 10. Caste and Politics in Contemporary India, Surinder S. Jodhka -- 11. Gender and Politics in India, Amrita Basu -- 12. Regionalism and Secessionism, Sanjib Baruah -- 13. Politics and National Identity, Sunil Khilnani -- 14. The Sangh Parivar and Power: To be or not to be in the Political Arena, Christophe Jaffrelot -- 15. Minorities and Politics, Bishnu Mohapatra
PART III: POLITICAL PROCESSES -- 16. Political Parties in India, Zoya Hasan -- 17. Politics and Culture, Stuart Corbridge -- 18. Cleavage and Strategy in Political Mobilization in India: A Century of Anti-hegemonic and Sandwich Alliances, Arun R. Swamy -- 19. Political Leadership in Independent India, Ramachandra Guha -- 20. Dealing with a Distant State: The Evolving Nature of Local Politics in India, Anirudh Krishna -- PART IV: IDEOLOGICAL CONTESTATIONS IN INDIAN POLITICS -- 21. Nationalism, Sudipta Kaviraj -- 22. Secularism: The Biography of a Troubled Concept, Neera Chandoke -- 23. Political Representation in Contemporary India, Yogendra Yadav -- 24. Social Justice, Gopal Guru -- PART V: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY -- 25. Social Movements in India, Amita Baviskar -- 26. Agrarian Mobilization and Farmers' Movement in India, Sudha Pai -- 27. The Women's Movement in India, Anupama Roy -- 28. NGOS and Indian Politics, Rob Jenkins
PART VI: POLITICS AND POLICY: CHAPTER -- 29. Political Economy of the State, Devesh Kapur -- 30. Business and Politics in Changing India: Continuities, Transformations, and Patterns, Aseema Sinha -- 31. Government Accountability, Dilip Mookherjee -- 32. Political Economy of Reforms, Rahul Mukherji -- 33. Politics and Redistribution in India, Atul Kohli -- 34. India and the World: The Grand Strategy Debate, Kanti Bajpai -- 35. Indian Defence Policy, Sumit Ganguly -- PART VII: WAYS OF LOOKING AT INDIA: POLITICS -- 36. An Intellectual History of the Study of Indian Politics, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph -- 37. Data and the Study of Indian Politics, Steve I. Wilkinson -- 38. Democracy and the Right to Work: India's Employment Guarantee Act, Jean Dreze -- Index -- Introduction by Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta; -- 1. Part I: The Institutional Setting: .The State in India by Partha Chatterjee; -- 2 Indian Constitutionalism: The Social and the Political Vision by Uday S. Mehta; -- 3. The Indian Parliament by Vernon Hewitt and Shirin M. Rai; -- 4. Federalism in India: Structure and Process by Subrata K. Mitra and Malte Pehl; -- 5 Local Governance by James Manor; -- 7. The Election Commission by Alistair McMillan; -- 8. The Fragmentation of the Indian Party System, 1952-2009: Seven Competing Explanations by E. Sridharan;
PART II: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS: . 9. CLASS AND POLITICS IN INDIA BY JOHN HARRISS; -- 10. Caste and Politics in Contemporary India by Surinder S. Jodhka; -- 11. Gender and Politics in India by Amrita Basu; -- 12. Regionalism and Secessionism by Sanjib Baruah; -- 13. Politics and National Identity by Sunil Khilnani; -- 14. The Sangh Parivar and Power: To be or not to be in the Political Arena by Christophe Jaffrelot; -- PART III: POLITICAL PROCESSES: 16. POLITICAL PARTIES IN INDIA BY ZOYA HASAN; -- 17. Politics and Culture by Stuart Corbridge; -- 18. Cleavage and Strategy in Political Mobilization in India: A Century of Anti-hegemonic and Sandwich Alliances by Arun R. Swamy; -- 19. Political Leadership in Independent India by Ramachandra Guha; -- 20. Dealing with a Distant State: The Evolving Nature of Local Politics in India by Anirudh Krishna; Part IV: Ideological Contestations in Indian Politics -- 21. Nationalism by Sudipta Kaviraj; -- 22 Secularism: The Biography of a Troubled Concept by Neera Chandoke; -- 23. Political Representation in Contemporary India by Yogendra Yadav; -- 24. Social Justice by Gopal Guru;
PART V: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY: 25. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA BY AMITA BAVISKAR; -- 26. Agrarian Mobilization and Farmers' Movement in India by Sudha Pai; -- 27. The Women's Movement in India by Anupama Roy; -- 28. NGOS and Indian Politics by Rob Jenkins; Part VI: Politics and Policy: 29. Political Economy of the State by Devesh Kapur; -- 30. Business and Politics in Changing India: Continuities, Transformations, and Patterns by Aseema Sinha; -- 32. Political Economy of Reforms by Rahul Mukherji ; -- 33. Politics and Redistribution in India by Atul Kohli ; -- 34. India and the World: The Grand Strategy Debate by Kanti Bajpai ; -- 35. Indian Defence Policy Sumit Ganguly; Part VII: Ways of Looking at India: Politics -- 36. An Intellectual History of the Study of Indian Politics by Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph; -- 37. Data and the Study of Indian Politics by Steve I. Wilkinson; -- 38. Democracy and the Right to Work: India's Employment Guarantee Act by Jean Dreze; Index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction, Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- PART I: THE INSTITUTIONAL SETTING -- 1. The State in India, Partha Chatterjee -- 2. Indian Constitutionalism: The Social and the Political Vision, Uday S. Mehta -- 3. The Indian Parliament, Vernon Hewitt and Shirin M. Rai -- 4. Federalism in India: Structure and Process, Subrata K. Mitra and Malte Pehl -- 5. Local Governance, James Manor -- 6. The Supreme Court of India: Promise, Reach, and Overreach, Lavanya Rajmani and Arghya Sengupta -- 7. The Election Commission, Alistair McMillan -- 8. The Fragmentation of the Indian Party System, 1952-2009: Seven Competing Explanations, E. Sridharan -- PART II: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS -- 9. Class and Politics in India, John Harriss -- 10. Caste and Politics in Contemporary India, Surinder S. Jodhka -- 11. Gender and Politics in India, Amrita Basu -- 12. Regionalism and Secessionism, Sanjib Baruah -- 13. Politics and National Identity, Sunil Khilnani -- 14. The Sangh Parivar and Power: To be or not to be in the Political Arena, Christophe Jaffrelot -- 15. Minorities and Politics, Bishnu Mohapatra

PART III: POLITICAL PROCESSES -- 16. Political Parties in India, Zoya Hasan -- 17. Politics and Culture, Stuart Corbridge -- 18. Cleavage and Strategy in Political Mobilization in India: A Century of Anti-hegemonic and Sandwich Alliances, Arun R. Swamy -- 19. Political Leadership in Independent India, Ramachandra Guha -- 20. Dealing with a Distant State: The Evolving Nature of Local Politics in India, Anirudh Krishna -- PART IV: IDEOLOGICAL CONTESTATIONS IN INDIAN POLITICS -- 21. Nationalism, Sudipta Kaviraj -- 22. Secularism: The Biography of a Troubled Concept, Neera Chandoke -- 23. Political Representation in Contemporary India, Yogendra Yadav -- 24. Social Justice, Gopal Guru -- PART V: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY -- 25. Social Movements in India, Amita Baviskar -- 26. Agrarian Mobilization and Farmers' Movement in India, Sudha Pai -- 27. The Women's Movement in India, Anupama Roy -- 28. NGOS and Indian Politics, Rob Jenkins

PART VI: POLITICS AND POLICY: CHAPTER -- 29. Political Economy of the State, Devesh Kapur -- 30. Business and Politics in Changing India: Continuities, Transformations, and Patterns, Aseema Sinha -- 31. Government Accountability, Dilip Mookherjee -- 32. Political Economy of Reforms, Rahul Mukherji -- 33. Politics and Redistribution in India, Atul Kohli -- 34. India and the World: The Grand Strategy Debate, Kanti Bajpai -- 35. Indian Defence Policy, Sumit Ganguly -- PART VII: WAYS OF LOOKING AT INDIA: POLITICS -- 36. An Intellectual History of the Study of Indian Politics, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph -- 37. Data and the Study of Indian Politics, Steve I. Wilkinson -- 38. Democracy and the Right to Work: India's Employment Guarantee Act, Jean Dreze -- Index -- Introduction by Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta; -- 1. Part I: The Institutional Setting: .The State in India by Partha Chatterjee; -- 2 Indian Constitutionalism: The Social and the Political Vision by Uday S. Mehta; -- 3. The Indian Parliament by Vernon Hewitt and Shirin M. Rai; -- 4. Federalism in India: Structure and Process by Subrata K. Mitra and Malte Pehl; -- 5 Local Governance by James Manor; -- 7. The Election Commission by Alistair McMillan; -- 8. The Fragmentation of the Indian Party System, 1952-2009: Seven Competing Explanations by E. Sridharan;

PART II: SOCIAL CLEAVAGES, IDENTITY, AND POLITICS: . 9. CLASS AND POLITICS IN INDIA BY JOHN HARRISS; -- 10. Caste and Politics in Contemporary India by Surinder S. Jodhka; -- 11. Gender and Politics in India by Amrita Basu; -- 12. Regionalism and Secessionism by Sanjib Baruah; -- 13. Politics and National Identity by Sunil Khilnani; -- 14. The Sangh Parivar and Power: To be or not to be in the Political Arena by Christophe Jaffrelot; -- PART III: POLITICAL PROCESSES: 16. POLITICAL PARTIES IN INDIA BY ZOYA HASAN; -- 17. Politics and Culture by Stuart Corbridge; -- 18. Cleavage and Strategy in Political Mobilization in India: A Century of Anti-hegemonic and Sandwich Alliances by Arun R. Swamy; -- 19. Political Leadership in Independent India by Ramachandra Guha; -- 20. Dealing with a Distant State: The Evolving Nature of Local Politics in India by Anirudh Krishna; Part IV: Ideological Contestations in Indian Politics -- 21. Nationalism by Sudipta Kaviraj; -- 22 Secularism: The Biography of a Troubled Concept by Neera Chandoke; -- 23. Political Representation in Contemporary India by Yogendra Yadav; -- 24. Social Justice by Gopal Guru;

PART V: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY: 25. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA BY AMITA BAVISKAR; -- 26. Agrarian Mobilization and Farmers' Movement in India by Sudha Pai; -- 27. The Women's Movement in India by Anupama Roy; -- 28. NGOS and Indian Politics by Rob Jenkins; Part VI: Politics and Policy: 29. Political Economy of the State by Devesh Kapur; -- 30. Business and Politics in Changing India: Continuities, Transformations, and Patterns by Aseema Sinha; -- 32. Political Economy of Reforms by Rahul Mukherji ; -- 33. Politics and Redistribution in India by Atul Kohli ; -- 34. India and the World: The Grand Strategy Debate by Kanti Bajpai ; -- 35. Indian Defence Policy Sumit Ganguly; Part VII: Ways of Looking at India: Politics -- 36. An Intellectual History of the Study of Indian Politics by Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph; -- 37. Data and the Study of Indian Politics by Steve I. Wilkinson; -- 38. Democracy and the Right to Work: India's Employment Guarantee Act by Jean Dreze; Index.

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