Subrata K. Mitra

Subrata K. Mitra is director and visiting research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore. His books include Politics in India: Structure, Process and Policy (2011).

July 2017, Volume 28, Issue 3

India’s Democracy at 70: Civil Society and Its Shadow

Read the full essay here. The relationship between democracy and civil society is not straightforward. Angry crowds can stymie the functioning of the democratic process, institutions, and governance. Drawing on recent Indian examples, this article sets out a typology of civil society movements in order to assess their impact on Indian democracy. It shows how…