Dominant theories and concepts of political participation: classical theories of democracy, John Locke, Rousseau and J.S.MiII's views on participatory democracy, Robert Dahlâ€™s democratic theory, social mobilization theory, Huntingtonâ€™s approach on political participation and political decay, political culture, contemporary theories of deliberative and participatory democracy; Politics of identity and political participation: ethnicity, popular protest, issue-based mobilization and political participation in India; Political authoritarianism and problems of social capital in Indonesia; Challenges of deliberative democracy in transitioning Nepal and Burma; Political culture and participation in democratizing China; State responses in South Asia.
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Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, 781039