Politics in India: Structure, Process and Policy by Subrata K. Mitra

By Subrata K. Mitra

Publish yr note: First released in 2010

Providing a finished research of the large spectrum of India’s politics, this undergraduate textbook explains the foremost positive factors of politics in India in a comparative and obtainable narrative, illustrated with correct maps, existence tales, data and opinion info.

Familiar innovations of comparative politics are used to spotlight the coverage approach, with a spotlight on anti-poverty measures, liberalisation of the economic climate, nuclearisation and family with the us and Asian neighbours equivalent to Pakistan and China.

The writer increases numerous key questions suitable to Indian politics, including:
• Why has India succeeded in creating a rather peaceable transition from colonial rule to a resilient, multi-party democracy unlike her neighbours?
• How has the interplay of recent politics and standard society contributed to the resilience of post-colonial democracy?
• How did India’s economic system – moribund for a number of many years following independence – make a step forward into fast development, and, can India maintain it?
• and eventually, why have collective identification and nationhood end up the center factor of India within the twenty first century?

Introducing the beginner to India, this obtainable, certainly comparative account of India’s political evolution additionally engages the professional in a deep contemplation of the character of strategic manoeuvring inside of India’s family and foreign context. as well as pedagogical gains equivalent to textual content bins, a suite of additional readings is equipped as a to steer readers who desire to transcend the remit of this article.

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But also enjoy surprisingly high levels of quality of life in other areas. Reports of crime victimization are low compared to world averages, and the number of Indians reporting that they feel safe walking alone at night is high (73%). This is especially high given the overall population, the size of major urban centers and the diversity of Indian society. Among the wellbeing items specific to happiness used in this survey were measures of overall life quality (a proxy for life satisfaction), positive emotions and negative emotions.

Because we are discussing India—a nation state—rather than individuals, it makes sense to address the inside-out factor that is most relevant to groups: culture. There has been a surge in research on culture and happiness in the last decade and a half, and we now understand much more about the ways in which culture subtly (and not so subtly) influences emotion. Although there are many definitions of culture we use this term to mean a set of socially transmitted attitudes, feelings and behaviors that can be used to distinguish one group from another.

Case for a national well-being index. Science and Spirit, 17, 36–37. , & Helliwell, J. (2009). Well-being for public policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , Harter, J. , & Arora, R. (2010). Wealth and happiness across the world: Material prosperity predicts life evaluation, whereas psychosocial prosperity predicts positive feelings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 52–61. , & Smith, H. (1999). Subjective well-being: Three decades of progress. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 276–302.

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