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  • Course No: HS 614
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Political Participation in Developing Asia
  • Stream: Political Science
  • Description:

    Dominant theories and concepts of political participation: classical theories of democracy, John Locke, Rousseau and J.S.MiII's views on participatory democracy, Robert Dahl’s democratic theory, social mobilization theory, Huntington’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.

  • Text:

    C. Pateman, Participation and Democratic Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1970.^$^H. D. Klingemann, Citizens and the State, Oxford University Press, 1995.^$^D. Mutz, Hearing the Other Side, Cambridge University Press, 2006.^$^D. McAdam, Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings, Cambridge University Press, 2001.^$^A. Kohli (Ed), The State of India’s Democracy, Cambridge University Press, 2001^$^E. M. Kuhonta, D. Slater, and T. Vu (Eds.), Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Oualitative Analysis, Stanford University Press, 2008.^$^R. Ray and M. F.Katzenstein (Eds.), Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power and Politics, OUP, 2005.^$^X. Guo, State and Society in China’s Democratic Transition, Routledge, 2003.