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Conflict Resolution in Multicultural Societies

Conflict Resolution in Multicultural Societies
The Indian Experience

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Political Science (General)

October 2014 | 190 pages | SAGE India

Is it not interesting that at a time when the idea of a global “clash of civilizations” is reverberating so mightily and so ominously, how India puts up with the challenge of forging national unity amidst its intricate diversity? What is the key to her comparative success as an integrated state?

The question has assumed added significance after the disintegration of the former multiethnic Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

The present study, informed by a modified neo-institutionalism, seeks to identify the key to India’s success as an integrated democracy amidst a whole lot of trajectories. As an answer to India’s relative success in state formation and political order, this study emphasizes the role of democratic multicultural decentralization, which is a distinctive institutional-political formulation grown out of India’s specific contexts, and which has served as a method of effective governance in India.

The book is primarily aimed at first degree undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is aimed at students specializing in India politics, post-colonial studies, Third world politics and those studying decentralization in non-Western countries. The work would have direct appeal political scientists, sociologists, policy makers, research institutes, activists, and development agencies.
Foreword Dr Harihar Bhattacharyya
Contextualizing Multicultural Decentralization
The Indian Constitution: Institutional Arrangements for Accommodation of Diversity
Linguistic Reorganization in Colonial and Postcolonial India: Ideas, Rationale, and Principles
Language and State Formation in India
Northeast Tribes and Politico-cultural Decentralization
Subregionalism and Decentralization
Conclusion: The Way Forward

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Jhumpa Mukherjee

Jhumpa Mukherjee, MA (Gold Medalist), PhD is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She is an advisory member of the Centre for Decentralization and Rural Development, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She has published articles on contemporary social and political issues in nationally acclaimed journals and has participated in national seminars. Her areas of research interest include South Asian Politics, Human Rights and multiculturalism, federdalism, and decentralization. More About Author

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