Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India and its companion volume Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India tell the story of governance in independent India and address the critical question: how is a post-colonial democracy governed? Further, they attempt to understand why the process of governing a post-colonial democracy, particularly in the neo
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Part I. Rights and Development as the Site of Governance 1. Governing a Recalcitrant Minority Population 2. Rights, Development, and Governance 3. Claim Making in an Age of Bio-Politics 4. Governmentalisation of Parties Part II. Strategies of Ensuring the Conditions of Accumulation 5. Social Governance and Peacebuilding 6. The Regime of Work and Accumulation 7. Extraction, Transit Labour, and Governance 8. Logistical Governance: Walls, Zones and Corridors Part III. Governance as the Site of Neo-liberal Transformation 9. Crisis, Neo-liberal Governance, and Passive Revolution. Bibliography. Index
Ranabir Samaddar is the Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies at Calcutta Research Group, India. Among foremost critical theorists, he has worked extensively on issues of forced migration, dialogue, nationalism and post-colonial statehood in South Asia, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control. His significant interventions on justice, rights, peace, nation-state and critical post-colonial thought include The Politics of Dialogue (2004), The Materiality of Politics (2007), and The Emergence of the Political Subject (2009). His co-authored work Beyond Kolkata: Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination (2013) examines new town and accumulation in the context of urban postcolonial capitalism. His co-edited volumes include Political Transition and Development Imperatives in India (2012), New Subjects and New Governance in India (2012) and Conflict, Power, and the Landscape of Constitutionalism (2008).