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Politics and Society in India and the Global South

The Series is a collaboration of Sage Publications and the M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP). It aims to publish books that explores core issues that are of concern in modern globalized societies.

The ideas of ‘politics’ and the ‘political’ have become a key point of discussion in contemporary social science, philosophy and cultural history. The changing agencies of prime actors and objects of the political have ignited an intensive and interdisciplinary debate on the ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’. Today, ‘the political’ changes its form continuously, encompassing new fields of social practice.

Instead of the political system or politics in the narrow sense, this Series will explore questions of what constitutes the ‘political’ in the contemporary environment. The volumes will concentrate on multiple areas of politicisation: the role, forms and advances of civil society and social movements, the politicisation of law and rights, the drive for the democratisation of democracy, including modal changes of democratic procedures, and the diversification of forms of governance regarding state and non-state actors. Forms of social and political exclusion and questions of recognition and justice will be covered. With respect to all these topics, the Indian sub-continent and the Global South features both, as one of the major areas of contestation and as a centre of scholarly debate.

The Series will mainly feature edited volumes incorporating innovative social science research on the above themes. These volumes will offer cross-disciplinary insights where collaboration of many top-ranking scholars on a single topic will ensure state-of-the field studies. These will be highly focussed with contributing chapters that will be linked to the overarching theme of the respective volumes. A strong Introduction will not only introduce the chapters and draw linkages between them, but bring new ideas and insights to the fore.

ICAS:MP is an Indo-German research collaboration of six Indian and German institutions. It combines the benefits of an open, interdisciplinary forum for intellectual exchange with the advantages of a cutting-edge research centre. Located in New Delhi, ICAS:MP critically intervenes in global debates in the social sciences and humanities.


Series Editors:

•             Niraja Gopal Jayal, formerly at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

•             Shail Mayaram, formerly at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

•             Samita Sen, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

•             Awadhendra Sharan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

•             Sanjay Srivastava, University College London, London

•             Ravi Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

•             Sebastian Vollmer, University of Göttingen, Germany



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