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The State and the Poor: Public Policy and Political Development in India and the United States

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This comparison of rural development in
India and the United States develops important departures from economic and historical institutionalism. It elaborates a new conceptual framework for analyzing state-society relations beginning from the premise that policy implementation, as the site of tangible exchanges between state and society, provides strategic interaction among self-interested individuals, social groups, and bureaucracies. It demonstrates how this interaction can be...

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Overview

This comparison of rural development in
India and the United States develops important departures from economic and historical institutionalism. It elaborates a new conceptual framework for analyzing state-society relations beginning from the premise that policy implementation, as the site of tangible exchanges between state and society, provides strategic interaction among self-interested individuals, social groups, and bureaucracies. It demonstrates how this interaction can be harnessed to enhance the effectiveness of public policy. Echeverri-Gent's application of this framework to poverty alleviation programs generates provocative insights about the ways in which institutions and social structure constrain policy-makers.
In the process, he illuminates new implications for the concepts of state autonomy and state capacity.

The book's original conceptual framework and intriguing findings will interest scholars of South Asia and American politics, social theorists, and policy-makers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520080829
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/1993
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

John Echeverri-Gent is Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Institutions, Rationality, and Poverty Alleviation 1
Ch. 1 Organizational Processes of Policy Implementation 15
Ch. 2 Rational Success, Political Failure: Programs to Benefit the Rural Poor during the New Deal 38
Ch. 3 Making Employment an Entitlement: Maharashtra's Employment Guarantee Scheme 88
Ch. 4 Politics Takes Command: Implementation of the National Rural Employment Programme in West Bengal 127
Ch. 5 The Politics of Rationality and the Rationality of Politics 173
Statistical Appendix to Chapter 3: Relationships between Social Economic Variables and the Spatial Distribution of EGS Employment Generation 207
Notes 215
Works Cited 273
Index 305
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