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

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The Relocation of Patronage in the Post-Liberalisation Economy

The New Indian State

Describing the relocation of the patronage-based relationship between the state and the private sector in post-liberalisation India, this article goes on to address the consequences of this relationship for democracy. It points out that the continued dependence of a reconstituted private sector on patronage relations with a reconstituted state can reinforce an investment in procedural democracy, but may at the same time subvert the substantive aspects of democracy.

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