Book Review: Government as practice: democratic left in a transforming India

Ritanjan Das

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    Abstract

    Book details: Government as practice: democratic left in a transforming India, Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya, 2016, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 273 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-10226-2 (hbk).


    This article reviews Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya's recent book: Government as Practice, Democratic Left in a Transforming India. The book is a crucial addition to the understanding of the crisis of governability for not only left and/or Indian political establishments, but also for various regimes across the Global South. The review highlights the thematic arguments of the book, unpacks its core notion of 'governance as practice', and assesses the book's scholarly implications for a wider audience.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-341
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of South Asian Development
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    Early online date23 Nov 2017
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    Publication statusEarly online - 23 Nov 2017

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