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Overview

The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and South America. Each Handbook provides an overview chapter discussing the region's economic conditions within an historical and political context, as well as 20 or more chapter-length essays written by recognized experts, which analyze the key issues affecting a region's economy: its population, natural resources, foreign trade, labor problems, and economic inequalities, and other vital factors.

In addition, the volumes offer useful support materials, including a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region, a glossary of terms, biographical entries on key personalities, an annotated bibliography of further reading, and a comprehensive analytical index.
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For both academic and non-academic readers, discusses India's economic history since independence, economic policy, social and economic aspects of economic growth, the international political economy, and the future. The topics include India and China as competing Asian giants, popular perceptions and public debates about economic reform, and planned development and the search for self-reliance. Includes an annotated bibliography as well as chapter-specific references. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Note on the Advisers
1 Independence to the Mid-1970s 3
2 Mid-1970s to the Present 20
3 The Political Economy of India's Economic Performance since 1947 37
4 Planned Development and the Search for Self-Reliance 62
5 The Western Aid Community and Postcolonial India: On Development's Continuities with Colonialism 70
6 Growth with Justice: Understanding Poverty 87
7 Federalism, Local Government, and Economic Policy 103
8 Changing Indian Agriculture: Agrarian Society, Economic Planning, and Development since 1947 116
9 India's Increasing Integration in the World Economy: The Tensions of Nationalism and Globalism since 1990 131
10 Population, Health, and Development: Policy Debates, Directions, and Dilemmas 143
11 Living Multiculturally in a Federal India 158
12 National Politics, Regional Politics, and Party Systems 170
13 Human Development in Crisis: Investment Failures in Health and Education 188
14 Indian Economic Reforms: Popular Perception and Public Debate 206
15 Changing Regimes in Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property in India 221
16 Regional Organizations for Trade and Security: SAARC, ASEAN, APEC 242
17 Competing Asian Giants: Development and State Formation in India and China 253
18 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Involvement in India's Economic Reforms 266
19 India's Development at 50 Years: The Center, the States, and the National and World Economy 281
Chronology 301
Glossary 309
Personalities 316
Bibliography 320
Index 333
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