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New Book on Globalisation and Governance in India

Oct 10, 2015

Dr. Lion Koenig and Prof. Harihar Bhattacharyya have edited a new book, titled "Globalisation and Governance in India: New Challenges to Society and Institutions". This volume was published by Routledge in August 2015. Dr. Lion Koenig is an Associate Researcher at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and former PhD candidate in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies.

The book examines the impact of globalisation on some vital aspects of Indian politics, its structures and processes. It identifies the challenges to globalisation itself, in order to highlight India’s complex and fascinating story. Through a range of disciplinary perspectives, the authors analyse how India’s version of secularism, communal harmony, nationhood, the public sphere, social justice, and the rights of aboriginal communities came under attack from the forces of the new dispensation. The book goes on to show how globalisation in India has posed fresh challenges to the political economy, democracy, federalism, decentralization, the parliamentary system, the judiciary, and the parliamentary Left. The included essays critically reflect on themes in the context of India’s globalisation that are local, regional, national and global, covering fields of South Asian politics, globalisation, and international relations.

The new book "Globalisation and Governance in India: New Challenges to Society and Institutions" was published by Routledge in August 2015, as part of the series "Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies". This series features innovative and original research on the region. Its scope extends to scholarly works on history, politics, development studies, sociology and economics of individual countries, as well as interdisciplinary and comparative studies dealing with two or more countries.

Dr. Lion Koenig is a former PhD candidate in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies, and former member of research project A1 Citizenship. Currently he is an Associate Researcher at the South Asia Institute and at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" at Heidelberg University, and Adjunct Faculty at the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Dr. Koenig is also the co-editor of "Politics of the Other in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts" (Routledge, 2016), and of "The Politics of Citizenship, Identity, and the State in South Asia" (Samskriti, 2012).

Harihar Bhattacharyya is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Political Science, at the University of Burdwan, India.


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