India, Pakistan, and democracy

solving the puzzle of divergent paths
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Routledge , Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, [England], New York
Democracy -- India, Democracy -- Pakistan, Democratization -- India, Democratization -- Pakistan, India -- Politics and government -- 1947-, Pakistan -- Politics and government, India -- Colonial influence, Pakistan -- Colonial infl
StatementPhilip Oldenburg.
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LC ClassificationsJQ281 .O43 2010
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL24029502M
ISBN 139780415780186, 9780415780193, 9780203847152
LC Control Number2010002537

This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not. Focusing on the specificities and the nuances of each state system, the author examines in detail the balance of authority and power between popular or elected Cited by:   A well researched book that argues that a bureaucracy stronger than its political structure is the reason that Pakistan has a much less democratic trajectory than India.

Avoiding seeing religion as a causal factor, the book argues that was a moment of convergence for both states, but that divergent choices then are the best example of the /5.

India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths by Phillip Oldenburg. Routledge,pp., $ One of the interesting puzzles discussed by students of comparative politics since the s has been why India and Pakistan, both from the same British colonial system with similar institutions, took divergent political paths.

The West lauds India as the world’s largest democracy — a refreshing contrast to the string of dictatorships in Pakistan. It views free and fair elections, an independent election commission, a commitment to freedom of speech, press, and association, civil society, and thriving NGOs as the hallmarks of India’s : Saad Hafiz.

Book Description. The question of why some countries have democratic regimes and others do not is a significant issue in comparative politics. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not.

Pakistan has banned books, is looking to ban all outlets of self expression, and is getting more dangerous by the minute. That’s it. — Sabah Malik (@sabahbanomalik) J So not only is Punjab's new Book-Burner-in-Chief a hypocritical pervert, he's also a racist bigot & a raging misogynist who polices women's morals online.

What a Author: Simrin Sirur. New Delhi: In the run-up to India and Pakistan’s respective 74th Independence Day celebrations, artists,activists and writers got together on an online platform to discuss how coronavirus has impacted the need for regional solutions and if peaceniks can overcome right-wing politics on both sides of the border to change the status quo of no engagement.

The West lauds India as the world’s largest democracy – a refreshing contrast to the string of dictatorships in Pakistan.

It views free and fair elections, an independent election commission. Democracy and India: Selected full-text books and articles. The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, Democracy and Dictatorship in South Asia: Dominant Classes and Political Outcomes in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh By Robert W.

Stern Praeger, Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Democracy in India" Read preview. Instead, she suggests that the emergence of a stable democracy in India and an unstable autocracy in Pakistan is best explained by the historically-specific interests of the dominant social group which led each independence movement as well as by the varying strength of the political parties which were created to pursue those interests.

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The merger with India or Pakistan was a decision of the rulers, understood as final with their signing of the instrument of accession. The History of the World’s Largest Democracy,” an. Political Field Dynamics and the Elite’s Interest in Democracy: Insights from the Political Elite’s Role in Consolidating Indian Democracy.

International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 29, Issue. 2. Oldenberg, P. India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths (New York: Routledge, ).

Page, D. Prelude to Partition: The Indian Muslims and the Imperial System of Control (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ). India's overall score fell from in to on the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for independent states and two territories.

On India, the report said, the country dropped ten places in the Democracy Index's global ranking to 51st. The primary cause of the democratic regression was an erosion of civil liberties in the country. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not.

Focusing on the specificities and the nuances of each state system, the author examines in detail the balance of authority and power between popular or elected Author: Philip Oldenburg.

Pakistan and India recently celebrated their Independence Days, separated by a period of 24 hours. It was Pakistan first on Aug followed by India a day later.

The Indian-Pakistani Divide Why India Is Democratic and Pakistan Is Not Christophe Jaffrelot India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle ofDivergent Paths, by philip oldenburg.

Routledge,pp. S Sincewhen the historian Ayesha Jalals pathbreaking and controversial book Democracy and Authoritarianism in South. Sincewhen the historian Ayesha Jalal's pathbreaking and controversial book Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia was published, there has been no serious study comparing the political trajectories of India and Pakistan.

Those who have tried to fill this gap have succumbed to the temptation of attributing India's democracy to Hinduism and Pakistan's autocracy.

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Pak army chief asks his men to read on Indian democracy: HT suggests 5 books Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa recently advised his top officers to read a book on India’s success in keeping. The fragile but ever -evolving democracy of Pakistan occupies numerous challenges and threats; the initial 9 years delay in constitution making, though it.

Amna Imam, a serving civil servant was invited by the CPPG to deliver a talk on her book titled Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan, co-authored with Eazaz A. Dar on Febru Amna Imam, Eazaz A. Dar, Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistan (NewYork: CRC Press, ) Dr.

Imam began by stating that the main objective of her book was to see the present. tl;dr One of them is somewhat fake. According to a report on Global Freedom by Freedom House [1], Pakistan was listed as "Partly Free" and India as "Free".

Even though Pakistan is considered an electoral democracy, it isn't really one. Interestin. Modi’s textbook manipulations: India removes democracy, secularism chapters from school books. August 7, 8. As students across India logged in to their virtual classrooms last month, many of them no doubt felt their prayers had been answered, foreign media reported.

Relations between India and Pakistan have been complex and largely hostile due to a number of historical and political events.

Relations between the two states have been defined by the violent partition of British India in which started the Kashmir conflict, and the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations. Consequently, their relationship has been plagued by hostility. Once upon a time, I lived in the world’s largest democracy.

India at the dawn of the millennium was a sprawling, kaleidoscopic society of nearly 1 billion people, beginning to. It then comes as a surprise that Madhav Khosla, author of the new book India's Founding Moment: The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy (), remarks that the founding of India’s democracy—particularly, its constitutional founding—has been “neglected within the history of political ideas.” Khosla is a political philosopher.

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In a book published inon the 60th anniversary of Indian independence, I sought to document, at perhaps rather excessive length, all that was noble as well as disgusting in my country’s. As India witnesses violence and a boom in ethno-nationalist politics under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Trump has declined to speak out against these disturbing trends.

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Around the Campus. The constitutional scholar Madhav Khosla’s new book, India’s Founding Moment: The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy, therefore couldn’t have been timelier. It delves into the.

Buy India, Pakistan, and Democracy: Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths 1 by Oldenburg, Philip (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.This volume examines how Indian democracy has survived the challenges posed by widespread illiteracy, poverty, secessionism and communalism—problems that have felled the fledgling democratic institutions of so many post-colonial societies.

The contributors locate the reason for the resilience of Indian democracy in its history—that it was the product of a gradual evolution and not of a 5/5(1).