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India: the next superpower?: democracy

Banerjee, Mukulika (2012) India: the next superpower?: democracy. IDEAS reports - special reports, Kitchen, Nicholas (ed.) (SR010). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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As India is hailed as the next superpower, do its political credentials stand up to scrutiny? Is its record on governance and development up to the challenge of its newfound reputation? India has been a democracy for over six decades. In this time it has achieved some remarkable successes but also failed in significant ways. While economic growth has been rapid over recent decades, this has not translated into greater welfare for the majority of the Indian population. Despite being severely critical of its politicians, the electorate however remains enthusiastic in its political participation, especially at elections.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 08:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:20

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