Journal Article


Marginality, Agency and Power: Experiencing the State in Contemporary India

Published on 1 March 2011

The idea of the state has shown remarkable resilience over the last couple of decades, despite assaults on it from neoliberal doctrines and the forces of globalization.

During this period, the abiding presence and role of the state has been particularly evident in the contemporary political life of the Asia Pacific region. This article pays special attention to the contemporary Indian state in the context of development.


Deepta Chopra

Research Fellow

Publication details

Williams, P., Vira, B. and Chopra, D.
Pacific Affairs, volume 84, issue 1


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