Deliberative democracy and the politics of redistribution: the case of the Indian Panchayats
Rai, Shirin. (2007) Deliberative democracy and the politics of redistribution: the case of the Indian Panchayats. Hypatia, Vol.22 (No.4). pp. 64-80. ISSN 0887-5367
WRAP_Rai_hypatia_-_14_06_07.pdf - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01320...
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Panchayat -- India, Local government -- India, Deliberative democracy -- India, Political participation -- India, Women -- Political activity -- India|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Hypatia|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.|
|Official Date:||November 2007|
|Page Range:||pp. 64-80|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Baxi, Pratiksha, Shirin M. Rai, Shaheen Sardar Ali. 2006. Legacies of common law: Crimes of honour in India and Pakistan. Third World Quarterly 27(7): 1239–53. Links
Bohman, James, William Rehg, 1997. Deliberative democracy: Essays on reason and politics. Cambridge : MIT Press.
Buch, Nirmala. 2000. Women's experience in new panchayats: The emerging leadership of rural women occasional. Paper 35. New Delhi , Centre for Women's Development Studies.
Chand, Prem. 1996. Prem Chand aur unki shreshta kahaniyan (Prem Chand and his best stories). Nand Kishore Vikram. Delhi : Sahityagar.
Cooke, Maeve, 2002, Five arguments for deliberative democracy. In Democracy as public deliberation, D'Éntrèves.
D'Éntrèves, Maurizio Passerin, 2002 Democracy as public deliberation, new perspectives. Manchester : Manchester University Press.
Ford Foundation. 2002. From public administration to governance. New Delhi : Ford Foundation.
Fraser, Nancy. 1995. From redistribution to recognition? Dilemmas of justice in a "post-socialist" age. New Left Review 1(212): 68–93.
Goetz, Anne-Marie, 1997. Getting institutions right for women in development. London : Zed Books.
Gopal, Jayal Niraja, Amit Prakash Pradeep K. Sharma, (, 2006, Local Governance in India, Decentralization and Beyond. New Delhi : Oxford University Press.
Habermas, Jürgen. 1996. Three normative models of democracy. In Democracy and difference: Contesting the boundaries of the political, Seyla Benhabib. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
Karat, Brinda, 2004. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-61404,curpg-2.cms (accessed October 25, 2004).
Karat, Brinda. 2005. Survival and emancipation. New Delhi : Three Essays.
Kaushik, Susheela. 1993. Women and Panchayati Raj. New Delhi : Har-Anand Publications.
Keck, Margaret E., Kathryn Sikkink. Transnational advocacy networks in international politics: Introduction. In Activists beyond borders: Transnational advocacy networks in international politics. Ithaca , N.Y. : Cornell University Press.
Knight, Jack, James Johnson. 1997. What sort of political equality does deliberative democracy require? In Deliberative democracy, Bohman Rehg.
Kymlicka, Will. 1995. Multicultural citizenship. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Manikyamba, P. 2004, Women in Panchayati Raj institutions: Future trends and new perspectives. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Women in Panchayati Raj. April 27–28. Indian Social Institute, New Delhi .
Mayaram, Shail, Pal Pritam. 1996. Women Panchayat representatives in Rajasthan: Performance and problems. Humanscape 3(11): 17–19.
Meehan, Johanna. 1995. Introduction. In Feminists read Habermas: Gendering the subject of discourse, Johanna Meehan. London : Routledge.
Phillips, Anne. 1995. The politics of presence: The political representation of gender, ethnicity, and race. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Phillips, Anne. 1999. Which equalities matter? Cambridge : Polity Press.
Picciotto, sol. 2001. Democratizing globalism. In The market of the public domain: Global governance and the asymmetry of power, Daniel Drache. London : Routledge.
Rai, Shirin M., 1996. Women and the state: International perspectives. London : Taylor and Francis.
Rai, Shirin M., 1997. Gender and representation in the Indian Parliament. In Getting institutions right for women in development, Anne-Marie Goetz. London : Zed Books.
Rai, Shirin M., F. Bari, N. Mahtab, B. Mohanty. South Asia: Gender quotas and the politics of empowerment—a comparative study. In Women, quotas, and politics, D. Dahlerup. London : Routledge.
Sen, Amartya, 1992, Inequality Reexamined, New York : Russell Sage Foundation; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Sharma, B. D. 2000. Women, Panchayats, and rural power structure. Paper presented at the Women in Panchayat Raj Seminar. April 27–28. Bangalore, Karnataka Women's Information and Resource Centre.
Squires, Judith, 2002, Deliberation and decision making: Discontinuity in the two-track model. In Democracy as public deliberation, D'Éntrèves.
Stokes, Susan C. 1998. Pathologies of deliberation. In Deliberative democracy, Jon Elster. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
Watson, Sophie. 1989. Playing the state: Australian feminist interventions. London : Verso Books.
Young, Iris Marion. 1995. Together in difference: Transforming the logic of group political conflict. In The rights of minority cultures, Will Kymlicka. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Young, Iris Marion. 1997. Unruly categories: A critique of Nancy Fraser's dual systems theory. New Left Review 222(March–April): 147–60.
Actions (login required)
Downloads per month over past year