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Indian Political System

Indian Political System

Author(s):
  • Himanshu Roy
  • M P Singh
  • Author: Himanshu Roy
    • ISBN:9789352866434
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9352866436
    • Price:Rs. 529.00
    • Pages:752
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    Indian Political System 4/e, dabbles with the post-colonial political system in India which is premised on two major reconciliations between democracy and capitalism, on one hand, and parliamentarianism and federalism, on the other. These are the results of complexities and diversities of India's culture and social structure as also the ideological consensus forged during the nationalist movement and after independence.

    In the past seventy years, both capitalism and democracy have expanded and deepened in the inner-most regions ringing in modernities among the citizens. The social movements, the electoral process, the market, the institutions and the governmentality have been instrumental in such development. It has resulted into change in social structure, party system, federal relations, and in government policies towards education, health, agriculture, industries, etc.

    In a nutshell, the book deals with the social-institutional structure, political process, governmental policies, and emerging social-political trends.



     

    Table of Content

    1. The Colonial State
    2. Colonial Economy
    3. Constituent Assembly and its Vision of the Future
    4. Constitutional Amendment and Socio-Political Implications
    5. The Nature of the State
    6. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy
    7. The Parliament
    8. Federalism: Constitution and Dynamics
    9. Federalism: Elite and Nationalities
    10. The Judiciary: Supreme Court
    11. The Union Executive
    12. Governor: Powers and Position
    13. Bureaucracy and Development
    14. Ombudsman in India
    15. Electoral Commission and Electoral Process
    16. The National Party System
    17. State Party Systems
    18. State Politics in India
    19. Panchayati Raj
    20. Peasantry and Peasant Movements
    21. Trade Union Movements
    22. Women's Movement in India: Issues and Perspective
    23. Communalism
    24. Secularism: The Search for a Theory
    25. Regionalism
    26. Social Structure and Democratic Process: Perspectives, Problems, and Trends
    27. Agrarian Policies and Their Impact
    28. Industrial Policy
    29. Political Economy of Employment Planning
    30. Science and Technology Policy
    31. Terrorism, Public Order, and Human Rights
    32. Environment: A Matter of Survival
    33. Emerging Trends in India's Foreign Policy: Challenges and Prospects by
    34. Reservation Policy in India
    35. Education in India
    36. Policy and Planning for Health Services
    37. India Since 1947
    38. Micro-Movements and Future of Politics
     

    Salient Features

    • The book has been divided into four sections namely, Colonial Backdrop; Structure; Process; and Policy. Each section is enhanced by individual essays detailing the history and its gradual process to being a fast-paced economic country.
    • This book contains an analysis of the different political structures and processes over a span of centuries, which has helped shape India into the country that it is today.
    • It provides the reader a comprehensive outline of the political structures and the people who shaped the policies with their intellect to help govern the country.
    • Lastly, it also talks about the future scope and hope for this enigmatic country.