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Social Background of the Fifth Lok Sabha

THE study of power in society is inextricably linked to the institutions and processes of politics. Pre-eminent among these national institutions is the Lok Sabha. This article examines the social background of those who have successfully operated in the national political arena and now occupy positions of undisputed power and eminence as members of the Lok Sabha. Earlier studies have provided us profiles of the previous four Lok Sabhas and this study extends the analysis to the present body.1 Knowledge about our national legislators has accumulated, but the pool of information

Social Background of the Indian Cabinet

Satish K Arora Can we possibly predict anything about the opinions, attitudes and, ultimately, behaviour of political elites from an understanding however comprehensive, of their social background?

India s Rural Politicians-Two Faces of Power

Two Faces of Power Satish K Arora The political professionals, at the various rungs of power, are men who have been voted into positions of authority and responsibility. By the accepted canons, then, they are representatives of the people.

Policy-Making and Social Indicators-The Structuring of National Preferences

The Structuring of National Preferences Satish K Arora We are now at a point where important lacunae in our policy-making process require renewed and urgent attention. Policy must be enunciated with increasing precision so that it may be understood at every level There is a pressing need for an effective, essentially non-partisan (although not aimless) monitoring of evidence and values. In other words we need to evolve more effective means for measuring and judging movement toward the socio-economic goals we set for ourselves.

Political Participation: Deprivation and Protest

There is increasing evidence to indicate that protest and dissent are not the activity only of the irrational and opportunistic sectors of society. They represent a particular mode of political participation chosen by those of the citizenry who, stilt retaining notions of personal effectiveness, feel that the system can and must be hurried, or pushed, into action.

Economic Growth, Social Justice and Political Stability

ECONOMIC growth and social justice cannot be spoken of in universal, lime- less terms. In fact, we cannot legitimately confound the relationship as it existed between these two variables, for example in England at the period pf her greatest growth, with that which prevails in India today. In England, industrialisation took place initially in a context where 'pauperism' was sought to be dealt with in its own terms

On Acquisition of Political Legitimacy

Satish K Arora For the first time since Independence the political environment has gained considerable fluidity. The split within Congress illustrates a type of freedom and release which represents possibilities of genuine political creation.

Sociology of Modernisation-Report on the Bombay Seminar

Report on the Bombay Seminar Satish K Arora Attempting to evaluate the proceedings of the seminar on 'Modernisation of Underdeveloped Socie- es' organised by the Department of Sociology, Bombay University, to mark the Department's fiftieth year, te is struck by the dependence of our sociologists on theoretical formulations from the West.

Measuring Community Influence-A Methodological Note

A Methodological Note Satish K Arora At a time when policy recommendations are increasingly relying on data generated by social scientists, it is incumbent upon political scientists and sociologists to make explicit the arbitrary element in choice of techniques adopted for analytical purposes.

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