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The Public and the Private
Issues of Democratic Citizenship

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July 2003 | 340 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Bringing together original essays by distinguished scholars from diverse disciplines, this volume constitutes an important contribution to the private-public debate. It does not set out to provide conclusive answers but raises pertinent questions, explores their implications, and looks to promote a global process of dialogue. The contributors highlight the manner in which the public and the private actually reinforce one another and collectively impact democracy.

Helmut Reifeld
Preface
Gurpreet Mahajan
Introduction: The Public and the Private: Two Modes of Enhancing Democratization
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUALIZING THE PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE
Andr[ac]e B[ac]eteille
The Public as a Social Category
Dipankar Gupta
The Domesticated Public
Tradition, Modernity and the Public/Private Divide

 
Ute Frevert
The Middle Classes as Public and Private
Culture, Gender and Modernization in 19th Century Europe

 
T N Madan
Of the Social Categories 'Private' and 'Public'
Considerations of Cultural Context

 
Margrit Pernau
From a 'Private' Public to a 'Public' Private Sphere
Old Delhi and the North Indian Muslims in Comparative Perspective

 
Gail Omvedt
The Struggle for Social Justice and the Expansion of the Public Sphere
 
PART TWO: RETRIEVING THE PRIVATE
Rajeev Dhavan
Law's Magic and Empire Revisited
Public Spaces and Private Lives - The Domain of the Law

 
Neera Chandhoke
Transcending Categories
The Private, the Public and the Search for Home

 
Patricia Uberoi
Feminism and the Public-Private Distinction
Clauspeter Hill
Protecting Individual Rights as Safeguards of the Private Sphere
The German Setting from the Legal Point of View

 
Aswini K Ray
Voluntary Action and Citizenship
Issues of Civil Rights

 
L C Jain
Public Ethics and Accountability
 
PART THREE: THE PUBLIC IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION
Arjun Sengupta
Public Sector in a Market Economy
Kuldeep Mathur
Privatization as Reform
Liberalization and Public Sector Enterprises in India

 
Harsh Sethi
NGOs in the Era of Globalization
Reworking the State-Citizen Dialectic

 
Sarah Joseph
Creating a Public: Reinventing Democratic Citizenship
 
Index

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