‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’: The Restructuring of Power in Modi's India

  title={‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’: The Restructuring of Power in Modi's India},
  author={Sanjay Ruparelia},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={755 - 775}
  • S. Ruparelia
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
This article examines the politics of development during the first year of the new Modi government. In particular, it explores the meaning of its guiding maxim, ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’, by analysing specific reforms and broader changes in state–society relations. First, the Modi government has imposed greater discipline in public administration through a personalistic, centralised and technocratic style of rule. But it has bolstered executive power by limiting political… 

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