Author: Subrata K Mitra
V B Singh/
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761993444
This book represents a superb analysis of the functioning of Indian democracy and its social consequences, It is a wonderful blend of rich data and penetrating analysis that is impressive in its range and quality.
The book’s timing is impeccable, The book can be recommended safely to serious researchers trying to identify the emerging trends in Indian politics.
INTRODUCTION: Competing Paradigms of Politics and Social Change in India
Continuity and Change in Indian Politics: A Cohort Analysis of the Electorate
The Limits of Consensus: A Profile of the Electorate
Political Competition, Social Change and Transformation of the Party System
The Dialectics of Nation and Region in Indian Politics
Poverty, Economic Policy and Social Opportunity in India
Community, Conflict and Local Democracy: Patterns of Regional Variation
Conclusion: Social Change and the Resilience of Democracy in India