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- Description'K.S. Subramanian provides a comprehensive, well-balanced analysis of the history, organisation and contemporary functioning of the central police forces (including the Intelligence Bureau). This is an up-to-date, insider perspective from a person with broad administrative experience, who is also sensitive to human rights issues' - Paul R Brass, Professor (Emeritus), University of Washington 'Dr Subramanian, with the unusual blend of academic scholarship, and long and rich working experience, has dealt with several issues with rare candour, sensitivity, understanding and appreciation' -- Madhav Godbole, Former Home Secretary, Government of India 'Political Violence and the Police in India is a welcome addition to our understanding of the problems faced by the police in India' -- Julio Ribeiro, Former Director-General of Police, Punjab Increasing political violence in India is challenging the government's ability to resolve conflicts democratically. In this topical book, K. S. Subramanian: * identifies patterns and trends in political violence in India; * examines how the government's political machinery has responded; * explains why State response has been inadequate; * and recommends changes in structures and attitudes. The author sketches the growing crisis of governance by assessing the Central and state governments' police organisations, especially key central agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau, the Central Paramilitary Forces and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. In case studies of regions and communities affected by political violence, he takes the reader behind the scenes - whether it is on police partisanship in the communal pogrom in Gujarat, the official approach to the Naxalite problem, the violence against dalits and adivasis, or the violation of human rights in rtheast India. With police reform being a major public concern, police research is gaining importance as a field of study. This book will appeal to students of criminal justice, political science, sociology, public policy and public administration, as well as policy makers, police and administrative officers, and human rights activists.
- Author BiographyK S Subramanian a former officer of the Indian Police Service, is Senior Fellow at Schumacher Centre for Development, New Delhi. He has worked as Assistant Director of the Intelligence Bureau (1967-72); Director, Research and Policy Division, Union Home Ministry, New Delhi (1980-85); Professor, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi (1991-93); Director General, State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, Government of Tripura (1993-97); and Professor, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2002-03). He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1973-75); Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford (1983-84); Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Library, Teenmurti House, New Delhi (1986-91); and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (1989-90). He was a member of the Concerned Citizens Tribunal-Gujarat 2002. He has authored Parliamentary Communism: Crisis in the Indian Communist Movement (1989) and contributes regularly to various national newspapers and journals. His current research interests include the role of voluntary action in rural development.
- Author(s)K. S. Subramanian
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication04/10/2007
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAGE Publications Inc
- Content Noteblack & white tables
- Weight295 g
- Width139 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine14 mm
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