WHY DEMOCRACY DEEPENS
POLITICAL INFORMATION AND DECENTRALIZATION IN INDIA

India witnessed momentous economic and social changes since independence. How these changes now shape the expansion of democracy in the country is at the heart of Why Democracy Deepens.

The book draws on extensive research in Indian states and villages to explain how long-term socio-economic changes raise the political need for local voter information and deepen democracy beyond the country’s top strata - to villages where most Indians live.

By exploring political developments in the world’s largest democracy, the book puts forward a theory of democratic deepening that holds lessons in governance and development for other countries.

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