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Democracy beyond Elections: Citizen Claim-Making in Rural India

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Further Reading

Ahuja, Amit, and Pradeep Chhibber. “Why the Poor Vote in India: ‘If I Don’t Vote, I Am Dead to the State.’” Studies in Comparative International Development 47, no. 4 (December 1, 2012): 389–410.


An Indian Summary.” The Economist. Accessed January 20, 2014.


Biswas, Soutik. “Can Civil Society Win India’s Corruption Battle?BBC, June 13, 2011, sec. South Asia.


Boo, Katherine. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. 1st edition. New York: Random House, 2012.


Corbridge, Stuart, and John Harriss. Reinventing India: Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy. Cambridge: Polity, 2000.


Dunning, Thad, and Janhavi Nilekani. “Ethnic Quotas and Political Mobilization: Caste, Parties, and Distribution in Indian Village Councils.” American Political Science Review 107, no. 1 (February 2013).


Guha, Ramachandra. India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy. London: Harper Perennial, 2008.


Jha, Saumitra, Vijayendra Rao, and Michael Woolcock. “Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Leadership in Delhi’s Slums.” Policy Research Working Papers (Septemeber 2005).


Kochanek, Stanley A., and Robert L. Hardgrave. India: Government and Politics in a Developing Nation. 7th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2007.


Kohli, Atul. The Success of India’s Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Krishna, Anirudh. “Gaining Access to Public Services and the Democratic State in India: Institutions in the Middle.” Studies in Comparative International Development 46, no. 1 (March 1, 2011): 98–117.


Kruks-Wisner, Gabrielle. “Seeking the Local State: Gender, Caste, and the Pursuit of Public Services in Post-Tsunami India.World Development 39, no. 7 (July 2011): 1143–1154.


Metcalf, Barbara D., and Thomas R. Metcalf. A Concise History of Modern India (Cambridge Concise Histories). 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Thachil, Tariq. “Embedded Mobilization: Nonstate Service Provision as Electoral Strategy in India.” World Politics 63, no. 3 (2011): 434–469.


Tillin, Louise. “Questioning Borders:  Social Movements,  Political Parties and the Creation  of New States in India.” Pacific Affairs 84, no. 1 (March 2011): 67–87.


Törnquist, Olle, Neil Webster, and Kristian Stokke. Rethinking Popular Representation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Yardley, Jim. “In Indian Slum, Misery, Work, Politics and Hope.” The New York Times, December 28, 2011, sec. World / Asia Pacific.


———. “India’s Middle Class Appears to Shed Political Apathy.” The New York Times, October 29, 2011, sec. World / Asia Pacific.