The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World

The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World

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Partha Chatterjee argues that the rise of ethnic or identity politics-particularly in the postcolonial world-is a consequence of new techniques of governmental administration. Using contemporary examples from India, his book shows how local forms of popular politics have transformed both community and global society. Chatterjee's analysis explores the strategic as well as the ethical dimensions of the new democratic politics of rights, claims, and entitlements of… (more)