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The Myth of the Shrinking State: Globalization and the State in India

Baldev. Raj. Nayar


Till the recent financial crisis, globalization was regarded as the dominant driver of events in the world. As is now clear, the deep roots of the local cannot be overlooked. There is no social institution as deep-rooted as the nation-state. Social and political outcomes resulting from economic changes are therefore often a product of the interaction between the global and the local — between the forces of economic globalization and the nation-state. The timely book investigates the impact of globalization and liberalization on the state in India. It challenges the argument that an inevitable ... More

Keywords: Indian state, nation-state, globalization, economic liberalization, institutional reforms, governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195699395
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699395.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Baldev. Raj. Nayar, author
McGill University