1st Edition

Dilemma in Politics Issues, Values and Debates in the Contemporary World

Edited By Ravi Saxena Copyright 2025
    224 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    Dilemma in Politics underlines the major faults and fissures in the academic discourses around the themes emphasising upon the prevalence of ‘dichotomy’ between ‘what ought to be’ and ‘what is’ in the political sphere.

    How do political values get marginalized, if not compromised, in the name of ideological conflicts and alliances? This book highlights this ‘dilemma’ across a range of themes which explore the gaps in the practice and the praxis of politics. The chapters in this volume present detailed analytical perspective on issues concerning environment, female empowerment and feminist discourses, identity-based politics and its limitations, among various other key themes. Further, it analyses the concept of rights in the neoliberal democratic context, caste and class politics and its inherent dilemmas, and also illustrates the gaps in the political discourses to discussion on possible alternatives or solutions.

    With contributions by eminent political scientists working on Indian politics, this book would be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of political science, political philosophy, public administration, governance, public policy, political participation, democracy, and South Asia studies, and will be of interest to bureaucrats, policymakers, and the general reader.


    1. Caste and Politics in Contemporary India: Genesis, Mechanism and Dilemma

    Ravi Saxena


    2. Extremity of Exclusion – The Case of Jammu and Kashmir

    Pratiba Naithani


    3. Ecology and Political Exclusion: A Critical Analysis

    Daisy Sharma


    4. The Moral Economy of Violence: An Analytical and Conceptual Discussion

    William Nunes


    5. Feminism and the Politics of Interpretation: A Critical Inquiry

    Karishma Talreja


    6. The Issue of Employment and Unemployment among different social and religious groups in India: Trend, Analysis and the Way Forward

    Anshuman Saxena


    7. The Politics of Dalit Movement in Contemporary India

    Ravi Saxena


    8. Political Ecology and the Paradox of the Environmental Conservation in India

    Vrinda Mohan


    Ravi Saxena has been teaching in the Indian higher education institutions for the last sixteen years and presently teaches Political Science at the Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS (Deemed to be University), Mumbai. His area of research interest has been Caste and Dalit Politics in India. He has more than twenty research papers/articles in national and international research journals and three books to his credit as author/co-author.