Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India and its companion volume Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India tell the story of governance in independent India and address the critical question: how is a post-colonial democracy governed? Further, they attempt to understand why the process of governing a post-colonial democracy, particularly in the neo-liberal age, should be studied as the central question within the history of post-colonial democracy. The volumes offer hitherto unexplored analyses of governance — political and ideological aspects along with technological characteristics — in a historical framework.
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In breaking new ground in the study of what constitutes the political subject, these volumes will be indispensable to scholars, researchers and students of politics, public administration, development studies, South Asian studies and modern India.
Acknowledgements. Preface. Part I. Ideals of Governance 1. Radicalism, Violence, and the Task of Governing 2. Crisis in the Nationalist Ideal of Self-Governance 3. The Power of the Aesthetic and a Different Style of Governing the Self 4. Another Idea of Democratic Governance 5. Citizen as a Problem Figure for Governance 6. The Religious Nature of Our Ways of Governing Part II. Law and Regulations as the Framework of Governance 7. Rule of Law in a Society of Unrest 8. Riot, Police, and the City 9. Two Constitutional Tasks of Setting up a State and a Government 10. Legitimacy of the Constitution as a Living Document Bibliography