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The roots of ILL-governance and corruption / V. Santhakumar.
By: Santhakumar, V.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2014Description: xii, 177 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9789351500599 (hbk.).Subject(s): Middle class -- Political aspects -- India | Political corruption -- India | Elite (Social sciences) -- IndiaDDC classification: 364.13230954 SAN Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-172) and index.
Introduction -- Elite capture -- Capture of governments by social counter-elites -- Under-class capture of the state -- Competitive populism -- Moving beyond competitive populism -- Epilogue.
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 comp.