Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, The term is derived from the Greek words dēmokratiā, dēmos (“people”) and kratos (“rule”) "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and constitution. The Story of Indian Democracy 37 different groups of people representing competing interest and often also different political parties. This is an essential part of any functioning democracy. The third part of this chapter seeks to discuss how competing interests function, what the ter ms inter est gr oups and political parties mean and what File Size: KB. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not. Focusing on the specificities and the nuances of each state system, the author examines in detail the balance of authority and power between popular or elected Cited by: This volume presents a collection of articles on democracy and politics in India right from the pre-independence days to the present. The range of issues covered include: democracy prefigured, democracy and the state, democracy and the civil society, democracy and development, and democracy, locality and region. The editorial introduction by Niraja Jayal highlights the theoretical nuances of Reviews: 1.
Sanyal, Paromita Rao, Vijayendra and Prabhakar, Umang How Women Talk in Indian Democracy. Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 42, Issue. 1, p. Oral Democracy studies citizens' voices in civic and political deliberations in India's gram sabhas (village assemblies), the largest deliberative Cited by: 2. A new book recounts the inspiring story of how India’s constitution introduced democracy to people who had never experienced it before. Those freedoms are now in jeopardy. By Sonia Faleiro. Home» Browse» Politics and Government» Systems of Government» Democracy» Democracy and India Democracy and India The Republic of India was born out of the withdrawal of British imperial forces in , followed by the separation of West Pakistan and . Democracy under the Raj: elections and separate representation in British India / James Chiriyankandath --The rhetoric of democracy and development in late colonial India / David Washbrook --The crisis of the moderate state and the decline of democracy / Rajni Kothari --Political change in a democratic developing country / Atul Kohli --Demand.
historical and social origins of democracy in India are sharply different from those in much of the West, and the indigenous political culture has fundamentally reshaped the processes of democracy. These differences are reflected in the current functioning of democracy in India, making it difficult to fit the Indian case to the canonical. Democracy in America was published in two volumes, the first in and the other in It was immediately popular in both Europe and the United States, while also having a profound impact on the French population. By the twentieth century, it had become a classic work of political science, social science, and history. It is a commonly Author: Alexis de Tocqueville. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxii, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: 'Democracy under the Raj: elections and separate representation in British India / James Chiriyankandath --The rhetoric of democracy and development in late colonial India / David Washbrook --The crisis of the moderate state and the decline of democracy / Rajni Kothari --Political change in. Today in India we’ve often come to take electoral democracy for granted. But when one reads your book, one goes back to that moment when just getting the right to vote was so extraordinary.