Development and Democracy in India

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999 - Political Science - 281 pages
This broad, historically grounded study examines the relationship between democratic governance and economic development in postindependence India (1947-1998). Sharma addresses the fundamental paradox of India's political economy: Why have five decades of democratically guided strategies failed to reconcile economic growth with redistribution or to mitigate the condition of extreme poverty in which some 350 to 400 million Indians - more than 40 percent of the population - live?
 

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Contents

Map of India
1
2
25
The Making of a WeakStrong State
61
The State Public Policy and Agricultural Modernization
125
Growth Without Redistribution
143
The New Agrarianism and Rural Development
187
India in Comparative Perspective
217
Bibliography
245
Index
269
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Shalendra D. Sharma is associate professor of politics and director of the master of arts in Asia-Pacific Studies program at the University of San Francisco.

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