Nehru to the Nineties

Nehru to the Nineties

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An examination of the evolution of the office of prime minister in the world's largest democracy. Given the long terms in office of two of the incumbents - Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi - they naturally receive particular attention. However rather than discussing the achievements of individual office-holders, it is the varying dimensions of the prime minister's role and authority that are assessed - in relation to institutions such as parliament, the bureaucracy, the judiciary, the foreign and defence establishment, and also in relation to important social and political forces such as the Hindu Right, the communist Left and the Centrist ruling parties.However, he or she was governed by service rules made by the central government, and these could only be altered or ... OF PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT, 1953-1989 (in millions, rounded) 1953 1973 1989 Central government 1.5 2.9anbsp;...

Title:Nehru to the Nineties
Author:James Manor
Publisher:C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS - 1994


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