The need for enemies : a bestiary of political forms

Amid the escalating hostilities of today's world, F.G. Bailey returns to the state of Orissa in the eastern India of the 1950s to consider what held a diverse collection of people together and what drove them apart. The last of Bailey's books about Orissa, The Need for Enemies offers a gro...

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Main Author: Bailey, F. G.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998.
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Summary: Amid the escalating hostilities of today's world, F.G. Bailey returns to the state of Orissa in the eastern India of the 1950s to consider what held a diverse collection of people together and what drove them apart. The last of Bailey's books about Orissa, The Need for Enemies offers a groundlevel view of regional politics in South Asia in the years following independence. In doing so, the book analyzes political problems that are of universal concern: incivility in public life, the inescapable dilemma of duty always in tension with interests, public consensus on what is right and good giving way to a babel of inconsistent moralities, and, not least, true believers contesting realists who see virtue in compromise.
Physical Description: xiv, 223 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index.
ISBN: 080143470X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801434709 (cloth : alk. paper)
080148474X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801484742 (pbk. : alk. paper)