Development Planning and Structural Inequalities: The Response of the Underprivileged

Development Planning and Structural Inequalities: The Response of the Underprivileged

by Victor S D'Souza

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Overview

This significant study concentrates on the neglected but crucial goal of planning—namely, the transformation of society— and examines the impact of economic development on the social structure. D'Souza challenges the assumption implicit in Indian planning that economic growth, in the framework of modernization, can result in a democratic transformation of society. He contends that the social structure has a reality of its own and, unless manipulated directly, has the capacity to channel economic changes according to existing patterns.
"The book is very valuable and useful. "
—International Studies
"Well written and produced and is a valuable reference on the situation of scheduled castes and tribes in India and the evolution of that situation between 1961 and 1981. "
—Journal of Developing Areas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803996649
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/01/1991
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Development Planning and Social Transformation
Social Mobility and Social Transformation
Some Prevailing Trends
Impact of Social Hierarchy and Regional Disparities on the Development of Social Groups
Development and the Scheduled Castes
Inter-State Disparities
Development and the Scheduled Castes
Inter-District Disparities in the States
Development and the Scheduled Tribes
Summary and Implications

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