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January 2006

The Incidence of Corruption in India

Is the Neglect of Governance Endangering Human Security in South Asia?

This paper addresses the context of the president’s rule in India in 1975 and analyzes the intersection of political corruption and human security through the lens of the theory of securitization-desecuritization. The paper studies the actors’ frame of reference behind the distortions in the civic and political institutions of India. The authors argue that the securitization of development, in order to extricate the national developmental enterprise from corruption, led to depoliticization of the developmental enterprise, which negatively impacted human security. The paper concludes that securitization, because of its policy-implications, should only be employed as a last resort.

© 2006 Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS)

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Shabnam Mallick, Rajarshi Sen

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