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Globalization and TelevisionA Study of the Indian Experience, 1990-2010$
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Sunetra Sen Narayan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198092360

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092360.001.0001

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Theoretical Approaches to the Role of the State

Theoretical Approaches to the Role of the State

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(p.41) Chapter Two Theoretical Approaches to the Role of the State
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Globalization and Television
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Sunetra Sen Narayan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092360.003.0003

Various theories are examined from the field of politics to unravel the role of the State. The views vary from globalization leading to a withering away of the state which is espoused by some scholars to the notion of the resilient state, with renewed emphasis on the functioning of the state. The work of political scientists such as Evans, Skocpol, Rudolph, and Partha Chatterjee is studied as being of relevance to the case of India. Rudolph and Rudolph have commented on the interaction between the State and society in a classic work. They believe that the State-society relationship can be located on a continuum ranging from complete state domination of society to complete societal domination of the state. Further, they identify four potential positions on the continuum: totalitarian, autonomous, constrained and reflexive.

Keywords:   State, Evans, political, Skocpol, Rudolph, Chatterjee, society

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