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Patrick Heller on Civil Society and Politics in India

November 5, 2012

Brown Professor Patrick Heller writes about the role and value of civil society, compared with political society, to democratic life in contemporary India.

Read the article on the Indian Express website: "A creative tension," Patrick Heller, November 7, 2012

Professor Heller was also featured in a recent ZeeNews article about development and urbanization in Delhi. Read this article on the ZeeNews website: "Ensure development in Delhi's regularised colonies: Expert," October 18, 2012



Patrick Heller is  the Director of the Watson Institute's Graduate Program in Development and a Professor of Sociology at Brown. His works include The Labor of Development: Workers and the Transformation of Capitalism in Kerala, India (Cornell University Press, 1999) and he is the co-author of Social Democracy in the Periphery (Cambridge, 2007.) 

He is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Policy Research in India.