ON GANDHI'S CRITIQUE OF THE STATE: SOURCES, CONTEXTS, CONJUNCTURES*

@article{Mantena2012ONGC,
  title={ON GANDHI'S CRITIQUE OF THE STATE: SOURCES, CONTEXTS, CONJUNCTURES*},
  author={K. Mantena},
  journal={Modern Intellectual History},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={535 - 563}
}
  • K. Mantena
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Modern Intellectual History
Gandhi's critique of the modern state was central to his political thinking. It served as a pivotal hinge between Gandhi's anticolonialism and his theory of politics and was given striking institutional form in his vision of decentralized peasant democracy. This essay explores the origins and implications of Gandhian antistatism by situating it within a genealogy of early twentieth-century political pluralism, specifically British and Indian pluralist criticism of state sovereignty and… Expand
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