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Ascending India and its state capacity : extraction, violence, and legitimacy / Sumit Ganguly & William R. Thompson.

Author/creator Ganguly, Sumit
Other author/creatorThompson, William R.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Descriptionix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from JSTOR eBooks
Contents The Indian state's capacity to get things done -- Ascending major powers -- Conceptualizing and measuring state strength -- Extraction and legitimacy -- Violence monopoly -- The economy -- Infrastructure -- Inequality -- Democratic institutions -- Grand strategy -- Defense and security policies -- Ascending india-its state-capacity problems and prospects.
Abstract India's ascent as a formidable power on the world stage and its geopolitical ramifications have received much attention in recent years. This comprehensive study by Sumit Ganguly and William Thompson, two highly distinguished scholars of political science and international relations, delves into the intricate inner workings of this great Asian nation to reveal an Indian state struggling to maintain national security, domestic order, and steady fiscal growth despite weaknesses in its economic and political institutions. The authors' sobering account questions India's perceived strengths and domestic and foreign policy initiatives, while focusing on the South Asian giant's infrastructural and economic growth problems, opposition to reform, and other important hurdles the nation has faced and will continue to face over the coming decade and beyond.-- Provided by Publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2016943627

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