1st Edition

Indian Political System Institutions and Processes

    324 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This volume examines the distinct structural characteristics of Indian politics and unearths significant sociopolitical and economic processes which are critical to the political articulation of governance in the country. It reflects on the foundational values of Indian polity, the emergence of the nation post-colonialism, the structural fluidity of federalism in India, and the changing nature of the planning process in the country. The book also studies the electoral processes, social movements, party system, local and state governance. Apart from analyzing corruption and public grievance systems, the volume also probes into significant issues in Indian politics.


    This book will be useful to the students, researchers and faculty working in the field of political science, public administration, political sociology, political economy and post-colonial contemporary Indian politics in particular. It will also be an invaluable and interesting reading for those interested in South Asian studies.

    1. Foundational Values of Indian Polity 2. Nature of the Indian State 3. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy 4. Federalism in India 5. Parliament 6. The Union Executive 7. Judicial System 8. State Executive 9. Planning, NITI Aayog and Economic Development 10. The Evolution of Indian Administration 11. Public Services 12. Constitutional and Statutory Commissions 13. Party System 14. Electoral Process in India 15. Local Governance in India 16. Corruption and Machinery for Redressal of Public Grievances 17. Social Movements 18. Major Issues in Indian Politics Index


    Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor, Visva-Bharti, Shantiniketan, West Bengal.

    Rajendra K. Pandey is Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.