Democracy, Development, and the Countryside: Urban-Rural Struggles in India / Edition 1

Democracy, Development, and the Countryside: Urban-Rural Struggles in India / Edition 1

by Ashutosh Varshney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521646251

ISBN-13: 9780521646253

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What happens to the rural folk—to their power and economic well-being—when development takes place in a democratic framework? Focusing on India where, unlike most of the developing world, a democratic system has flourished for four decades, this book investigates how the rural sector uses its numbers in a democracy to further its economic and political

Overview

What happens to the rural folk—to their power and economic well-being—when development takes place in a democratic framework? Focusing on India where, unlike most of the developing world, a democratic system has flourished for four decades, this book investigates how the rural sector uses its numbers in a democracy to further its economic and political interests. The book also argues that identities constitute a powerful constraint on the pursuit of economic interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521646253
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Town-Country struggles in development; 2. Nehru's agricultural policy: a Reconstruction; 3. Policy change in the mid-1960s; 4. Rise of Agrarian power in the 1970s; 5. Organizing the countryside in the 1980s; 6. Has rural India lost out?; 7. Paradoxes of power and the intracacies of economic policy; 8. Conclusion: democracy and the countryside; Endnotes.

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