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Democracy, development, and decentralisation in India [electronic resource] : continuing debates /
editors, Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge ; foreword by Anthony Giddens.
New Delhi ; Abingdon : Routledge, 2010.
xvi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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New Delhi ; Abingdon : Routledge, 2010.
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general note
Based on presentations at a workshop organized by the Development Studies Institute, LSE and the Centre for Development Studies, TISD in London, June 2007.
Contributed articles.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Chandan Sengupta is Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Stuart Corbridge is Professor, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.
Main Description
Economic reform in India has largely taken place at a time of assertive cultural nationalism and growing pressures for advancement and assertion from within India's subaltern communities. This book explores the mainsprings, contours and consequences of democratization, decentralization and development in India and offers new insights into its contemporary political economy. It considers how and why unequal patterns of economic growth have taken shape within the context of a democratic and decentralizing political system, and how and why that system has impacted upon processes of economic development. The different articles address how competing claims have been negotiated; in what measure has a bias in favour of political decentralization helped the government push ahead with an economic reform agenda; and who is being left behind in the race for income growth. The book makes some important theoretical contributions to the continuing debates on democracy and development in Indian context and balances the arguments with a good variety of empirical material.
Main Description
Offering new insights into the political economy of contemporary India, this book considers how and why unequal patterns of economic growth have taken shape within the context of a democratic and decentralising political system, and how this has impacted upon the processes of economic development.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Forewordp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Equality or Inclusion: The Dilemma of India's Democracyp. 8
Burden of Exception? Deficits and Deepening of Democratic Development in Indiap. 16
The Continuing Reinvention of Indiap. 38
Development as Freedom and Justice: An Essay on Sen and Rawlsp. 60
Framing the Development Debate: The Case of Farmers' Suicide in Indiap. 84
Institutional Credit and Economic Entitlement: Emerging Regional and Sectoral Divides in Maharashtrap. 111
Fiscal Decentralisation and Urban Local Governments in India: An Empirical Reviewp. 147
Decentralisation, Women's Rights and Development: Lessons from India and South Africap. 172
Social Divisions and Rural Non-farm Sector: Lessons from Indiap. 192
Development and Change in Agrarian Economy: Aspects of Rural Non-farm Sector in Andhra Pradesh, Indiap. 214
Privatising Social Opportunity: Trends and Implications for Higher Education in Indiap. 247
Healthcare Services and Development in India: A Study of Reproductive Health in Jharkhandp. 283
Public Intervention, Institutions and Human Development in India: Theory and Evidencep. 294
About the Editorsp. 322
Notes on Contributorsp. 323
Indexp. 326
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