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P Taneja, S Kassim-Lakha

Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia | Routledge | Published : 2018


State and civil society in India: collaboration and contestation? With its immense diversity and divisions along religious, caste, class, and a multitude of other lines, India is perhaps an unlikely place for democracy to take root. But the fact that it is one of the few post- colonial societies to have almost continually managed to elect its government and leaders through the ballot makes it a rare success story. Despite all its flaws and quirks, demo-cracy in India could not have endured without the presence of a robust and sometimes raucous civil society MLA (Modern Language Assoc.) Ogawa, Akihiro. Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia. Vol. First edition, Routledge, 2018. APA (Ame..

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