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Government as practice : democratic left in a transforming India

Author: Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya
Publisher: New Delhi : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
Series: South Asia in the social sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Discusses the strategies of governance deployed by the mainstream Left in India"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya
ISBN: 9781107102262 110710226X
OCLC Number: 910475529
Description: xx, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Inception: government as practice; 2. Consolidation: land reforms; 3. Agency: school teachers; 4. Machinery: party society; 5. Implosion: Singur, Nandigram; Appendix 1. The Left through elections; Appendix 2. Local governance and electability; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: South Asia in the social sciences.
Responsibility: Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya.

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