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Book review: paper tiger: law, bureaucracy and the developmental state in Himalayan India by Nayanika Mathur

Iob, Elizabeth (2017) Book review: paper tiger: law, bureaucracy and the developmental state in Himalayan India by Nayanika Mathur. LSE Review of Books (17 Jan 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Following eighteen months of intensive fieldwork, in Paper Tiger: Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India author Nayanika Mathur details the everyday absurdities of bureaucracy in the Himalayan borderlands, showing the frequent gulf between ‘real life’ and the abstract workings of the law. Elisabetta Iob highly recommends this accessible, witty and vividly written book as an outstanding and essential example of ethnographic research.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 17:46
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 00:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69274

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