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Participatory Citizenship - First edition

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This volume argues that the conventional understanding of citizenship is inadequate to capture the complex challenges a large majority of India's marginalised people face in actualising their rights and making their voices heard. It offers instead an extended connotation of citizenship and participation from the perspective of those bearing excluded identities-namely, the low caste, the poor, women and tribals. Based on the experiences of these groups in their everyday relationships with the state and with society at large, the contributors to this volume detail and explore the possibilities and the problematics of their inclusion in attempting a change in existing relations. Among the issues discussed are participatory citizenship as a way of altering the existing relationship between the state and its vulnerable citizenry, and rescuing citizenship from its universal legal status to include the differential positioning of subjugated groups. The contributors conceptualise participation not merely as a voting/electoral mechanism but as one where all citizens have a legitimate and equitable stake in the processes of development and governance.


Very light wear and tear to cover. Text in very good condition with some light pencil marking throughout.

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First edition
Author(s):
Mohanty, R; Rajesh, T
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14cmx22cm
Edition:
First, 2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0761934677
ISBN-13:
9780761934677
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Sage

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This volume argues that the conventional understanding of citizenship is inadequate to capture the complex challenges a large majority of India's marginalised people face in actualising their rights and making their voices heard. It offers instead an extended connotation of citizenship and participation from the perspective of those bearing excluded identities-namely, the low caste, the poor, women and tribals. Based on the experiences of these groups in their everyday relationships with the state and with society at large, the contributors to this volume detail and explore the possibilities and the problematics of their inclusion in attempting a change in existing relations. Among the issues discussed are participatory citizenship as a way of altering the existing relationship between the state and its vulnerable citizenry, and rescuing citizenship from its universal legal status to include the differential positioning of subjugated groups. The contributors conceptualise participation not merely as a voting/electoral mechanism but as one where all citizens have a legitimate and equitable stake in the processes of development and governance.


Very light wear and tear to cover. Text in very good condition with some light pencil marking throughout.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Mohanty, R; Rajesh, T
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14cmx22cm
Edition:
First, 2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0761934677
ISBN-13:
9780761934677
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Sage

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