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Autonomy, Clientage and Morality in India’s ‘Deepening Democracy’

November 5, 2012 - 13:15-November 15, 2012 - 15:00

A View from Rural South India

Pamela Price joins in the recent efforts of scholars of Indian politics to explore meanings of democracy and concepts of leadership shared by voters in localities. In a context of increasing voter demands for better performance in governance and the desire to elect “good” leaders, how do politicians try to present themselves as moral?

Professor Pamela Price is a professor of South Asian history at the University of Oslo and has published widely on both historical and contemporary politics and forms of authority in India. Her publications include the book Kingship and Political Practice in Colonial India (Cambridge, 1996) and, more recently, the co-edited volume Power and Influence in India: Bosses, Lords and Captains (Routledge, 2011).

G. Krishna Reddy, Professor of Political Science, Osmania University, India
Thorvald Sirnes, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen

Dag Erik Berg, Visiting Fellow, University of Essex & associated research scholar UiB Global

Venue: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31


Autonomy, Clientage and Morality in India’s ‘Deepening Democracy’


November 5, 2012 - 13:15
November 15, 2012 - 15:00