Author:Samir Kumar Das (Ed.)

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India: Democracy and Violence

By: Samir Kumar Das (Ed.)

Price: $21.05

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 104488

ISBN: 0199451834

Condition: New


Violence is usually located outside the democratic domain. Its recurrence is understood as a direct threat to democracy. Democracies are called upon to 'manage', 'tackle', or 'deal with' it, not necessarily through democratic means. Today, democracy is sought to be 'exported' across continents by waging war on countries that, according to the exporting countries of the West,are yet to become democratic. This book contests and demystifies the celebrationist understanding of democracy and argues that violence is embedded in democracy as much as democracy is embedded in violence. Their interconne... View more info