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

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India’s Democracy Today

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This special issue enquires into the landscape of Indian democracy as it unfolds today, seven decades after the beginning of Indias democratic life. The establishment of a new form of political dominance under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014 has attracted much comment. Contributors look for the threads of historical continuity or change that provide deeper contextual understanding to navigate these more proximate changes in political fortunes. Do they represent long-term breaks? Are they undergirded by larger changes in society? And how will they, in turn, affect Indias social and institutional construct? To reconsider debates on Indias democracy at this potential hinge point, the articles reflect on the characterisation of the forms that political power takes in India, the changing substance of civil society, institutions of democratic accountability (such as federalism and parliamentarism), democratic values, and representations of inequalities in class and caste structures in political life.1

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Published On : 17th Aug, 2018

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