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Political Science: Volume 1: The Indian State

Samir Kumar Das and Achin Vanaik

Abstract

The Indian State is the first of a four-volume research surveys and explorations in political science conducted by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). While focusing on the review of literature on the Indian State during 2003–9, this volume goes beyond the confines of this period to explore links, continuities, and research trends since the 1950s. Exploring the themes of the social character of the Indian State, political economy, social policy, and law and rights, the volume provides a summary evaluation of the state of research on these themes. It also highlig ... More

Keywords: Indian state, social character, political economy, law, rights, education reform, employment guarantee, institutionalism, state pluralism, discourse analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198084945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084945.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samir Kumar Das, editor
Vice-Chancellor, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling

Achin Vanaik, editor
Former Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi

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Introduction

SAMIR KUMAR DAS †

1 Social Character of the Indian State

SOBHANLAL DATTA GUPTA †

2 Political Economy of India

SUPRIYA ROYCHOWDHURY

3 Social Policy in India

DWAIPAYAN BHATTACHARYYA †