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Democracy and the Right to Food

Jean Drěze

in Human Rights and Development: Towards Mutual Reinforcement

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199284627
eISBN:
9780191700316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284627.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the right to food as one of the economic and social rights confirmed in the Directive Principles of State Policy. The chapter begins by describing the nutrition emergency in ... More


The Bretton Woods rescue

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces Japan, and also takes up India and Indonesia, where the problems of securing consent to the authority of the state and democratic constitutional rules were potentially ... More


The Blame Game: Recriminations from the Indian Left

Pathik Pathak

in The Future of Multicultural Britain: Confronting the Progressive Dilemma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635443
eISBN:
9780748652877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635443.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines how India's Left assigned the blame for the rise of Hindu nationalism to its rival factions. In particular, it scrutinizes the common accusation that anti-secularism is ... More


The Idea of India

Ashis Nandy

in Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678987
eISBN:
9780199081356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This section begins with Ashis Nandy presenting his views about Indian political identity. He then moves on to discuss the relevance of the caste system; India in the twenty-first century; India's ... More


Six Dalit Public and Political Power: Grassroots Pressures on Democracy

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The previous chapter showed how the Dalit popular booklets, instrumental in arousing Dalit consciousness, reached the Godampatti of Shahabpur village, which is chiefly inhabited by Dalits. All the ... More


Towards a Political Sociology of Durable Disorder 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book explores the causes as well as the meaning and significance of political violence in Northeast India, focusing on the formal and informal structures of governance and the democracy deficit ... More


A Distant Rainbow

Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane

in To Kill A Democracy: India's Passage to Despotism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198848608
eISBN:
9780191925290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848608.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This introductory chapter traces the origins and resilience of the idea of India as the world’s largest democracy. Democracy was neither a gift of the Western world nor uniquely suited to Indian ... More


Activism and Law Making: Extant Theories, Their Applicability, and New Findings

Rajesh Chakrabarti and Kaushiki Sanyal

in Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199475537
eISBN:
9780199090853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475537.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter seeks to outline the nature and extent of the elbow-room Indian democracy provides to various players and delve a little deeper to examine how well the established theories explain the ... More


Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India

Ajantha Subramanian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761468
eISBN:
9780804786850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761468.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

After a clerical sanction prohibited them from fishing for a week, a group of Catholic fishers from a village on India's southwestern coast took their church to court. They called on the state to ... More


A People on the Borders

Subhadra Mitra Channa

in The Inner and Outer Selves: Cosmology, Gender, and Ecology in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198079422
eISBN:
9780199082261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079422.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The concluding chapter draws all strings to finally consolidate the identity of the Jads in terms of how they are viewed by others, how they view themselves (inner selves), and how they respond to ... More


Conclusion: The Once and Future Public

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

The conclusion relates the book’s findings about perceptions of the cinematic public in late colonial India to lingering tensions at the heart of Indian democracy and to developments in India’s ... More


To Kill A Democracy: India's Passage to Despotism

Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198848608
eISBN:
9780191925290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848608.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Combining poignant life stories with sharp scholarly insight, this book rejects the belief that India was once a beacon of democracy but is now being ruined by the destructive forces of Modi-style ... More


Tokenism or Empowerment? Policies and Institutions for Disadvantaged Communities

Zoya Hasan

in Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195394825
eISBN:
9780199380947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394825.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The creation of institutions was a distinctive feature of Indian democracy. This chapter examines two public institutions: the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and the National ... More


Justice Defiled

Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane

in To Kill A Democracy: India's Passage to Despotism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198848608
eISBN:
9780191925290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848608.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

India’s criminal justice system is seen to be so broken that even the dysfunctional and corrupt police force is reckoned to have a better shot at ensuring justice than the courts. Given the speed at ... More


A Million Famines

Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane

in To Kill A Democracy: India's Passage to Despotism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198848608
eISBN:
9780191925290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848608.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines how the Indian democracy faces a new challenge: hunger that kills its citizens in silence. Thanks to the public distribution system, when it is applied properly, there is some ... More


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