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
     
 

Several scholars have written about how authoritarian or democratic political systems affect industrialization in the developing countries. There is no literature, however, on whether or not democracy makes a difference to the power and well-being of the countryside. Through the example of India, which enjoys the longest-surviving democracy of the developing world,… See more details below

Overview

Several scholars have written about how authoritarian or democratic political systems affect industrialization in the developing countries. There is no literature, however, on whether or not democracy makes a difference to the power and well-being of the countryside. Through the example of India, which enjoys the longest-surviving democracy of the developing world, this book investigates how the countryside uses the political system to advance its interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521646253
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
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
A note on primary sources
Introduction1
1Town-country struggles in development: A brief overview of existing theories10
2Nehru's agricultural policy: A reconstruction (1947-1964)28
3Policy change in the mid-1960s48
4The rise of agrarian power in the 1970s81
5Organizing the countryside in the 1980s113
6Has rural India lost out?146
7The paradoxes of power and the intricacies of economic policy174
8Democracy and the countryside191
Appendix: Liberal trade regimes, border prices, and Indian agriculture203
Index207

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