ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Centralised State Power and Decentralised Politics-Case of India

Centralised State Power and Decentralised Politics Case of India T V Sathyamurthy The basic dilemma of India's democracy lies in the failure of the post-colonial state to evolve, systematically, norms of democratic conduct in the vertical and hierarchical social and political relationships embedded in the spheres of regional religion-based, and caste derived power which have exerted a profoundly divisive influence on the society as a whole. There are, in fact, two nations in India, separated by an economic gulf. None of the mainstream theories the orthodox liberal orthodox Marxist, functionalist, and consociationalist has addressed this fundamental question which goes far beyond the confines of institutional mechanics or reductionist economism.

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