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Deliberative democracy and the politics of redistribution: the case of the Indian Panchayats

By Shirin Rai


By examining evidence from India, where quotas for women in local government were introduced in 1993, this article argues that institutional reform can disturb hegemonic discourses sufficiently to open a window of opportunity where deliberative democratic norms take root and where, in addition to the politics of recognition, the politics of redistribution also operates

Topics: JC, DS
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Year: 2007
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