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The Resource Politics of the poor : negotiating democracy in contemporary India, Indrajit Roy

Politics of the poor : negotiating democracy in contemporary India, Indrajit Roy

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Politics of the poor : negotiating democracy in contemporary India
Title
Politics of the poor
Title remainder
negotiating democracy in contemporary India
Statement of responsibility
Indrajit Roy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book challenges the ongoing scholarly debates on poor people's negotiations with democracy. It demonstrates the varied ways in which the poor engage with their elected representatives, political mediators and dominant classes in order to advance their claims. Roy explains the variations by directing attention to the dynamic interaction between the opportunity structures available to the poor and the social relations of power in which they are embedded. He analyses these intersections as 'political spaces' which both enable and constrain popular practices. Through examination of the 'political spaces' available to the poor in four different localities, Roy outlines a new analytic framework to understanding poor people's politics. Based on these observations, the book makes a strong case for an approach to democracy that appreciates people's ambivalences towards democracy. Roy urges researchers of democracy to step beyond either enthusiastic narratives - the inevitability of democracy or apocalyptic accounts of democracy's impending death
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Roy, Indrajit
Dewey number
320.954086/942
Index
index present
LC call number
HC440.P6
LC item number
R685 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
South Asia in the social sciences
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  • Poor
  • Democracy
  • Marginality, Social
  • Political participation
Label
Politics of the poor : negotiating democracy in contemporary India, Indrajit Roy
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Aug 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : against false binaries -- Poverty, democracy and political spaces -- From clientelism to citizenship? : the politics of supplications -- From moral vocabularies to languages of stateness? : the politics of applications -- From backwardness to improvement? : the politics of disputation -- From tradition to modernity? : the politics of identification -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316338070
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 521 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316338070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Politics of the poor : negotiating democracy in contemporary India, Indrajit Roy
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Aug 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : against false binaries -- Poverty, democracy and political spaces -- From clientelism to citizenship? : the politics of supplications -- From moral vocabularies to languages of stateness? : the politics of applications -- From backwardness to improvement? : the politics of disputation -- From tradition to modernity? : the politics of identification -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316338070
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 521 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316338070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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