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Political Economy of Development: A Case Study of Bihar

Jasleen Sindhu

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

That Bihar is one of India’s poorest and most economically backward states is undeniable. But what makes the situation unique is that the poor socio-economic development record of the state is ... More


Early Years’ Education and Subsequent Schooling in Rural India: An Economic Analysis

Geraint Johnes

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Based on data from a survey of living conditions in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two major Indian states, for the year 1997–8, published by the World Bank, this chapter analyses the factors that have ... More


Social Marketing and Franchising for Reproductive Health in India

Gopi Gopalakrishnan and Paromita Ukil

in The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195310276
eISBN:
9780199865369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310276.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a personal account of how Janani, a non-profit Indian society, ingeniously used “free-market” mechanisms to improve access to family planning and abortion in Bihar, India. ... More


Irrigation

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Irrigation law is one of the oldest and most developed areas of water law. Irrigation acts adopted in different parts of the country reflect, in part, the varied irrigation practices of different ... More


The Allure of the Atsaras

in The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226356488
eISBN:
9780226356501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226356501.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 1757, the British began conducting a series of military campaigns in Bihar and Bengal. These campaigns resulted not only in the combined provinces being granted to the East India Company in 1765 ... More


Among People

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

India’s chequered political history and intertwining of religion into the socio-political fabric has imparted an all-pervasive sense of Indianness amidst all the distinct personalities of different ... More


Chainpur Today

Peter Gottschalk

in Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393019
eISBN:
9780199979264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393019.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scientism and the category of religion have a secure place in Chainpur today. Although the British empire withdrew almost a century ago, the hegemony of its epistemic order has long outlasted its ... More


Federal Opportunities, State-level Implementation: The Puzzle of Contrasting Outcomes in Andhra Pradesh and Bihar

Manisha Priyam

in Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198098874
eISBN:
9780199085217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter begins with the comparative analysis of the politics of educational reform in the two states Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. An element of ‘control’ can be assumed in the Indian federal system ... More


Disempowerment of Incumbent Elite and Governance: A Case of Bihar’s Electricity Sector

Md Zakaria Siddiqui

in Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India's States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487820
eISBN:
9780199093755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487820.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Bihar’s electricity sector was in a low level equilibrium for many years, with limited rural electrification. Under Lalu Yadav in the 1990s, although Bihar’s power sector deteriorated, newly ... More


Money and Votes: Following Flows through Mumbai and Bihar

Lisa Björkman and Jeffrey Witsoe

in Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487271
eISBN:
9780199093144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487271.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

While ‘vote buying’ theories tend to treat parties to cash exchanges as either transaction agents or as information-gap bridges, this paper seeks to show that people involved with moving money are ... More


Bihar: Development Finally Delivered

Sanjay Kumar and Rakesh Ranjan

in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198099178
eISBN:
9780199082988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099178.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter seeks to answer the most-debated question during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar after the victory of the Nitish Kumar-led JD (U)-BJP government: whether people voted for the ... More


The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The book studies three Indian states that grew in excess of 8% per year for a decade in the twenty-first century: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat. Despite differences of geography, size, resource ... More


Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Manisha Priyam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198098874
eISBN:
9780199085217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book analyses the role of politics in the process in education policy reforms in the context of developing countries, specifically India. Considered significant in the real world, politics is ... More


Introduction: Understanding the Growth Miracles of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Arvind Panagariya and M. Govinda Rao

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explains the reasoning behind the choice of the states and summarizes the findings of the three state case studies. We chose Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat based on the criteria that ... More


Bihar’s Economy in Historical Perspective

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter provides a brief sketch of the Bihar’s rich history from 600 B.C. to the fifth century A.D. Additionally, the evolution of Bihar’s economy over the period 1980/81 to 2009/10, on various ... More


Good Intentions Not Enough

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter narrates the history of assistance to education by UNICEF, the leadership role played by Jim Grant, UNICEF Executive Director in organising the Jomtien Conference and critiques UNICEF ... More


Labour and Tenancy in Retrospect: Two Bihari Villages in 1970

Clive Bell

in Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198812555
eISBN:
9780191850356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812555.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The object of this chapter is to describe and analyse the workings of labour, land, and credit markets of two villages in Bihar, four decades back, when the so-called ‘green revolution’ promised ... More


Reform Opponents: Teachers, Unions, and the Implementation of Change

Manisha Priyam

in Contested Politics of Educational Reform in India: Aligning Opportunities with Interests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198098874
eISBN:
9780199085217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098874.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Collective action of teachers and their unions is assumed to be a powerful weapon, amongst the most formidable opponents of school reforms. The analytical literature on policy reforms considers them ... More


Four Decades of Village Studies and Surveys in Bihar*

Gerry Rodgers, Sunil K. Mishra, and Alakh N. Sharma

in The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a picture of change in agrarian relations, employment patterns, and living standards on the basis of longitudinal data from village and household surveys in Bihar since the ... More


Doing Business in India’s Mining Belt

Nimah Mazaheri

in Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190490218
eISBN:
9780190490232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490218.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Environmental Politics

An analysis of India demonstrates that the book’s theory applies to state-level policy makers operating in a democratic, coal-producing state. The bifurcation of Bihar in November 2000 into a smaller ... More


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