The Roots of Ill-Governance and Corruption

by V. Santhakumar

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  • 9351501981
  • 9789351500599
  • 9789351501985

This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the motivation behind corruption and ill-governance in countries, such as India. It presents a sound theoretical structure outlining the journey through various phases of elitism, counter-elitism, competitive populism, and, finally, good governance.

The political willingness to bring in good governance, the book argues, depends on the electoral importance of the middle classes. Ironically, however, such a middle class emerges out of the policies of distributing private goods, including education, facilitated through counter-elite capture and competitive populism.

This book emphasises that despite the emergence of the middle class in India as a whole, during the last two decades, their percentage and role in many states are currently limited. The continuation of high levels of ill-governance and corruption is explained here in terms of the role they play in shaping the central government, and also many state governments in India.

 

  • SAGE Publications; December 2014
  • ISBN: 9789351501985
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  • Title: The Roots of Ill-Governance and Corruption
  • Author: V. Santhakumar
  • Imprint: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9351501981
  • 9789351500599
  • 9789351501985
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9351501981
  • 9789351500599
  • 9789351501985