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Building Legitimacy: Exploring State-Society Relations in Northeast India

M. Sajjad Hassan


This book deals with the instability and violence in Northeast India, and discusses the attempts made by states and societies in the region to respond to them. It also investigates why attaining political order and peace in Northeast India has been a difficult task. Section I of this book examines the historical process of state-making in Manipur and Mizoram. Section II evaluates mobilization of identity in Manipur, followed by a similar exploration in the case of Mizoram. Section III discusses state capability by systematically comparing how agencies of the state in Manipur and Mizoram perfor ... More

Keywords: Northeast India, violence in Northeast India, Manipur, Mizoram, state-making, identity mobilization, state capability, collective identity construction, crisis in the Northeast

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195692976
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195692976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. Sajjad Hassan, author
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and Visiting Fellow, Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics