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Representing India: Ethnic Diversity and the Governance of Public Institutions



This is a study of how ethnic diversity is represented in public institutions in India, and of the politics and policy solutions devised to manage ethnic inequalities. With new data on representational patterns in parliament and cabinet, it provides an account of representation that encompasses the diversity of caste, tribe and religion. Emphasising the overlapping nature of social and economic inequalities in India, it seeks to place the issue of material disadvantage at the very heart of the debate on ethnic and cultural inequality.

Contents
Preface; N.G.Jayal
Preface; T.Mkandawire
Acknowledgements
Representing India: Democracy and Diversity
Mapping Diversity in India
Managing Diversity: Institutions, Policies and Politics
Promoting Diversity and Protecting the Vulnerable
Negotiating Diversity: Parties and the Electoral System
Representing Diversity in the Institutions of Governance
Conclusion

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 May 2006
    Pub. Place: Basingstoke
    ISBN: 13: 978-1-4039-8612-2
    Type: Hardback
    From: Palgrave