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Indian Government and Politics

Indian Government and Politics

Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
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October 2021 | 352 pages | SAGE Texts
This revised edition of the bestselling textbook explains the development, activities and complexities of Indian government and politics and its contemporary aspects. 

Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, Indian Government and Politics, 2e, offers a refreshingly creative interpretation of foundational ideas, key institutions, democratic processes and states’ responses to public aspirations. It unearths new areas of inquiry by posing pertinent questions on the nature of Indian politics and functioning of the government. The book studies how the political institutions have emerged and changed since the end of the colonial rule in the country. Its strength lies in its focused content and analytical rigour that help readers to critically engage with the political happenings in India.

This edition will continue to serve as a standard textbook for UG and PG students of political science and public administration. It will also act as an incisive manual for UPSC and civil service aspirants.

Key Features:

• Continues to help build a solid theoretical--conceptual foundation on the nature and texture of Indian politics

• Thoroughly updated and revised chapters to reflect recent developments in Indian politics

• Six additional chapters on the nature of Indian state, fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy, public services, electoral process, corruption and machinery for redressal of public grievances and social movements  

• Introduction of pedagogical features such as Did You Know boxes, brief bio-notes of eminent writers of Indian politics and mid-chapter exercises to aid self-learning and assessment
Foundational Values of Indian Polity
Nature of the Indian State
Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy
Federalism in India
The Union Executive
Judicial System
State Executive
Planning, NITI Aayog and Economic Development
The Evolution of Indian Administration
Public Services
Constitutional and Statutory Commissions
Party System
Electoral Process in India
Local Governance in India
Corruption and Machinery for Redressal of Public Grievances
Social Movements
Major Issues in Indian Politics


Bidyut Chakrabarty

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor, Visva Bharati, West Bengal. He was Professor in the Department of Political Science in University of Delhi till November 2018. He completed his PhD from London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in several prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore; Hamburg University, Germany. Professor Chakrabarty has authored several textbooks and academic books. Among his publications are... More About Author

Rajendra K. Pandey

Rajendra Kumar Pandey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Besides earning his Masters, MPhil and Doctorate degrees from the University of Delhi, he also holds the prestigious Postgraduate Diploma (with summa cum laude: excellent grade) in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution from the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In the past, Dr Pandey taught graduate students at the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (1998– 2003),Hindu College (2003–09) (both University of Delhi), and the UGC... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789391138394