Boek cover We the People van Nikhil Dey (Onbekend)

We the People

Establishing Rights and Deepening Democracy

Engels | E-book | 9789353058777
Onbekend 4,24
nog geen rating
uitgever Vintage Books
Taal Engels
Bindwijze E-book
Ebook formaat -306945
Auteur(s) Nikhil Dey | Aruna Roy | Rakshita Swamy
Uitgever Vintage Books
Lees dit ebook op Desktop (Mac en Windows) | Kobo e-reader | Android (smartphone en tablet) | iOS (smartphone en tablet) | Windows (smartphone en tablet) | Overige e-reader
Dit boek staat in ›› Boeken


Who are the people of India? What are their rights? What are their claims on the Indian Constitution and on democracy? As a part of Samruddha Bharat Foundation's series Rethinking India, We the People brings together a collection of essays that explores the interesting process of the germination and growth of undisputed universal rights, and of them being developed as tangible entitlements in India. The essays also examine the continuing challenge of establishing, realizing and protecting these entitlements.

The authors are academics, activists and practitioners with a strong relationship with social movements and therefore uniquely placed to link practice to theory. Their narratives trace the use of the rights-based framework of the Indian Constitution by socio-political movements in order to strengthen the economic, cultural and social rights of ordinary Indians.

The multiple perspectives draw upon and contextualize the complex relationship of the citizen with the state, society and the market in democratic India. Their sharp critiques have a counterpoint in stories of creative, successful alternatives designed by peoples' collectives. There is both an explicit and implicit challenge to conservative notions of 'market-led development' that see competition and profits as central to 'progress' and success. These essays look at the theoretical demands for changing the status quo, but also for working out the nuts and bolts of such change.

The essays showcase the continuing dialectic between established constitutional rights and shifting state policy. The crisis unleashed by the response to COVID-19 has exposed the fault lines of this dilemma dramatically. It is an irony that when the government has to exponentially expand its capacity to deliver health, employment and food to people, it has no recourse but to the framework of the same rights-based legislation it has constantly tried to run down. These essays provide invaluable insight at a time when many sacred pillars of neoliberal 'globalization' are crumbling, and the capitalist superstructure is itself turning to the state for survival. They will promote understanding, scholarship and enliven debates as we continue to search for answers in uncertain and challenging times.

Gelijkaardige boeken

Boek cover We the Who? van Brett H. Lewis
A Citizen’S Manifesto on America
America was formed based on a vision of democracy where supreme power is supposed to be vested in the people. In We the Who? author Brett H. Lewis...
›› meer info
Boek cover We the People van Carol Sewell
Know the Past, Understand the Present, Secure the Future
One of God's original instructions to the people of God is to teach His word to our children and grandchildren. We are to pass our faith and...
›› meer info
Boek cover We the People van Juan Williams
The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers' Vision of America
What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build...
›› meer info
Boek cover Making We the People van Chaihark Hahm
Democratic Constitutional Founding in Postwar Japan and South Korea
What does it mean to say that it is 'We the People' who 'ordain and establish' a constitution? Who are those sovereign people, and how can they do...
›› meer info
Boek cover The People van Gerhard Hirschfeld
Growth and Survival
No society at any time, under any conditions, has provided enduring freedom, security, justice, or self-determination for all of its citizens. The...
›› meer info
Boek cover We the People van Forrest Mcdonald
The Economic Origins of the Constitution
Charles A. Bear's An Economic Interpretation of the United States Constitution was a work of such powerful persuasiveness as to alter the course of...
›› meer info
Engels | E-book | 9780553512069
Boek cover We the People van Peter Spier (Onbekend)
The Constitution of the United States
The U.S. Constitution brought to life for young readers! In this visual celebration of the U.S. Constitution and America's founding fathers,...
›› meer info
Boek cover We the People van Erwin Chemerinsky
A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century
''This work will become the defining text on progressive constitutionalism — a parallel to Thomas Picketty's contribution but for all who care...
›› meer info
Boek cover We, the People van Albie Sachs
Insights of an activist judge
This stirring collection of essays and talks by activist and former judge Albie Sachs is the culmination of more than 25 years of thought about...
›› meer info
Boek cover We the People van H. Edward Wynn
Restoring Civility, Sanity, and Unifying Solutions to U.S. Politics
Have you had enough? Enough of political extremists and insiders who want to silence and divide us so they can dominate the debate and impose their...
›› meer info