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The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (Hardcover)

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`This is a landmark publication. In thirty-eight sweeping essays some of the world's leading scholars describe, dissect and analyse the many-layered polity that is India. At a time when every aspect of india is getting rapidly and intricately inter-woven with the global, this book will be an invaluable guide to not just political scientists but also economists, sociologists and anybody interested in the strategic analysis of India's international relations and domestic policymaking.' Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Cornell University

`This splendid collection shows that the study of Indian politics is essential for comparative politics and political theory. Jayal and Mehta have assembled a stunning group of authors, the best that can be imagined today, and have designed the volume in an impressively thoughtful way, covering institutions, political processes, social groups, and the politics of class, religion, gender, caste and region. Written with flair and fully accessible to non-experts, the essays should put the study of India where it belongs, in the forefront of political science.' Martha Nussbaum, The University of Chicago

`This companion really does justice to its subject, covering a range of issues from social cleavages at one end of the spectrum to the problems of applying quantitative techniques to the massess of raw data on Indian political life at the other It is built on firm historical foundations and is extremely sophisticated about the ways in which India is and is not an "exceptional" case among modern democracies. It will be immensely useful to readers both within India and beyond. Alan Ryan, University of Oxford

`This companion will undoubtedly become indispensable to academic research on Indian politics as well as compulsory reading on university courses. It will also be an invaluable introductory resource for the study of comparative international politics, with India now a subject of scholarly enquiry as a successful democracy, amidst persistent inequality and social and cultural diversity. With growing interest in India as a global power in the twenty-first century, the book will be of relevance to a worldwide audience of lay readers, policymakers and economic analysts, seeking to understand the complexities of Indian politics.' Nandini Gooptu, Univesity of Oxford


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195669763
SKU 214685807
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195669762
Release Date 10/18/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0552
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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