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PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion

Hi peeps. Let’s do this!

1. Previous papers from 2009 (both papers are in the same PDF):here

2. Topic-wise PYQs: here 

3. Look for PDFs of books here: b-ok.cchttp://libgen.rs/archive.org

4. Model answers from SR:here 

5. OnlyIAS notes, if you need extra matter for a few topics:here 

6. SR notes, typed:politicsforindia.com

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D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

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Muffin,
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D503said

D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

Yes. If Bonapartism indeed means what mam has taught us 😆 because i have not read it anywhere , except in the references dropped by her in her notes


Fair point 😂

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D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

What be bonapartism? 😶

Villanelle,
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Muffin,
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@D503 https://newleftreview.org/issues/i74/articles/hamza-alavi-the-state-in-post-colonial-societies-pakistan-and-bangladesh- Here Hamza Alvi says post colonial states -"In the post-colonial society, the problem of the relationship between the State and the underlying economic structure is more complex than the context in which it was posed even in the Bonapartist State or other examples which arose in the context of the development of European society. It is structured by yet another historical experience and it calls for fresh theoretical insights."


Though I didn't have time to go through the whole article but seems what we read in ma'am's notes is not the whole picture :p


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Also, this is an article by Atul Kohli- explaining the different approaches of Latin American(dependency theory) and South Asian economies(structuralist theory) towards globalization. Its a good read can extract some brownie points as well.

https://www.scielo.br/j/rep/a/W9xNTmfQmHhQgxFV4TKyLfj/?lang=en

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D503said

D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

What be bonapartism? 😶

a situation where state enjoys relative autonomy and is not simply an instrument of bourgeoise. The idea can be traced to marx's 18th brumaire of louis bonaparte, however it became popular after Gramsci's structuralism. marxists like hamza Alavi and anupam Sen have used this analytical tool to explain nature of state in postcolonial societies.


So it’s basically just relative autonomy theory? Or am I missing something?

Villanelle,
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D503said

D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

What be bonapartism? 😶

a situation where state enjoys relative autonomy and is not simply an instrument of bourgeoise. The idea can be traced to marx's 18th brumaire of louis bonaparte, however it became popular after Gramsci's structuralism. marxists like hamza Alavi and anupam Sen have used this analytical tool to explain nature of state in postcolonial societies.


So it’s basically just relative autonomy theory? Or am I missing something?

Yes it's the same, Marx termed it Bonapartism. And uske work p jo school of thought hai- It's Relative autonomy approach.

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D503said

D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

What be bonapartism? 😶

a situation where state enjoys relative autonomy and is not simply an instrument of bourgeoise. The idea can be traced to marx's 18th brumaire of louis bonaparte, however it became popular after Gramsci's structuralism. marxists like hamza Alavi and anupam Sen have used this analytical tool to explain nature of state in postcolonial societies.


So it’s basically just relative autonomy theory? Or am I missing something?

Yes it's the same, Marx termed it Bonapartism. And uske work p jo school of thought hai- It's Relative autonomy approach.

Great thanks!

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D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

Bonapartism to strong executive hota hai.. when state doesn't have the capacity to implement its laws its a Soft state :p

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D503said

D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

Bonapartism to strong executive hota hai.. when state doesn't have the capacity to implement its laws its a Soft state :p

see it in context of tax breaks to super rich, disinvestments, the thrust of the state in recent years  seemed to be moving decisively in favour of capitalist class. Every policy felt as if it was being drafted by ficci aayog (Niti). But with this move govt has shown that it can frustrate capitalist designs for its political gains or read other way it has shown that peasant class can hold its own in front of capitalist assault. india is a case of strong state and weak society, maybe between the 90 and 2010 there was some weakening of grip of state over people due to federalisation and regionalisation , but for most part of history peoples lives have been dependent on state. i dont know why that Gunnar guy called india soft state.
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Gunnar was very right in saying so, state to date has not been able to implement interstate water tribunal orders (nor will it ever). Even the farm laws, state couldn't implement them before being repealed. Despite such a strong mandate, it goes for populism. Isko ab soft nhi bolenge to kya bolenge. Favoring the peasant class was more of a political compromise, it had nothing to do with a strong state frustrating the capitalist design. Rather I would say, it's a survival tactic of the capitalist design to remain in power. Just wait till they come to power in Punjab, you will understand what I am saying.

Again personal bias alert :p

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D503said

D503said

D503said

rolling back of Farm laws is an example of Relative autonomy of Indian state? It's a clear evidence of hamza alavi's thesis that due to plurality of fundamental classes, no single class can be called as ruling class, and no class is able to completely dominate the overdeveloped state, which dominates all of them.

So…Bonapartisim?

Bonapartism to strong executive hota hai.. when state doesn't have the capacity to implement its laws its a Soft state :p

see it in context of tax breaks to super rich, disinvestments, the thrust of the state in recent years  seemed to be moving decisively in favour of capitalist class. Every policy felt as if it was being drafted by ficci aayog (Niti). But with this move govt has shown that it can frustrate capitalist designs for its political gains or read other way it has shown that peasant class can hold its own in front of capitalist assault. india is a case of strong state and weak society, maybe between the 90 and 2010 there was some weakening of grip of state over people due to federalisation and regionalisation , but for most part of history peoples lives have been dependent on state. i dont know why that Gunnar guy called india soft state.
personal opinion

Gunnar was very right in saying so, state to date has not been able to implement interstate water tribunal orders (nor will it ever). Even the farm laws, state couldn't implement them before being repealed. Despite such a strong mandate, it goes for populism. Isko ab soft nhi bolenge to kya bolenge. Favoring the peasant class was more of a political compromise, it had nothing to do with a strong state frustrating the capitalist design. Rather I would say, it's a survival tactic of the capitalist design to remain in power. Just wait till they come to power in Punjab, you will understand what I am saying.

Again personal bias alert :p

Fir ye example use krna hai ya nhi? mujhe toh shi lag rha tha , fit ho rha tha theoretical framework me


Krlo example to you can put anything as long as you justify it. Baaki to sab value laden hi hai depends upon how you interpret or how the examiner interprets. 

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Hello community,

Please suggest some good PSIR test series apart from Shubhra Madam's

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Are there any toppers notes from 2020 batch(other than rank 56) available which can be looked into for reference purposes??
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