Explaining Indian Democracy: A Fifty-year Perspective, 1956-2006: Volume I: The Realm of Ideas: Inquiry and Theory

By: Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph

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The essays in the three-volume series, Explaining Indian Democracy: A Fifty-Year Perspective, 1956–2006, span over five decades of the Rudolphs’ scholarship on Indian politics. The first published essay analyses the results of one of the first random sample surveys done in India. The last argues for methodological pluralism and ‘situated knowledge’ in American political science as against the universal methodological and knowledge claims of rational choice. The essays in The Realm of Ideas: Inquiry and Theory, like those in its companion volumes, The Realm of Institutions: State Formation and Institutional Change and The Realm of the Public Sphere: Identity and Policy, contextualize and assess the democratic experience in India. The chapters in The Realm of Ideas, the first of the three volumes, explore how modes of inquiry, kinds of knowledge, construction of categories, and historical context shape political analysis and explanation. They also critique key concepts such as political culture, modernization, civil society, and orientalism and apply them to questions of social change.

Title: Explaining Indian Democracy: A Fifty-year Perspective, 1956-2006: Volume I: The Realm of Ideas: Inquiry and Theory

Author Name: Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2008

ISBN: 0195693647

ISBN 13: 9780195693645

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 022639

Keywords: Indian Democracy India