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Flashpoints

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter narrates brief case histories of four of the most contentious and widely-reported land acquisition disputes: Nandigram, Singur, Maha Mumbai, and Vedanta. The purpose is to get past the ... More


Nuclear Politics: How the Left Front Was Outmanoeuvred

Chaitanya Ravi

in A Debate to Remember: The US-India Nuclear Deal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199481705
eISBN:
9780199091034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481705.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Chapter 5 describes how the Left upped the ante following the announcement of the Indo-US bilateral 123 agreement and successfully prevented the UPA from moving forward with the agreement until ... More


Permanent Incumbency Shattered: Development Dilemma and Electoral Choice in West Bengal

Jyotiprasad Chatterjee and Suprio Basu

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/9780198099178.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The political scene of West Bengal has witnessed a distinct wave of Paribartan (change) since the closing period of the last decade. Beginning with the 15th Lok Sabha Election 2009 followed by the ... More


Orissa and West Bengal: The SEZ Imbroglio

Partha Sarathi Banerjee

in Power, Policy, and Protest: The Politics of India's Special Economic Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097341
eISBN:
9780199082865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097341.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyses key differences in how the state governments of West Bengal and Orissa have gone about implementing India’s SEZ policy, the nature and outcome of anti-SEZ movements in these two ... More


The Evolving Story of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013

Rajesh Chakrabarti and Kaushiki Sanyal

in Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199475537
eISBN:
9780199090853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475537.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The epic journey of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 is the subject matter of this chapter. The chapter traces the travails of the 1894 Act through the various challenges including the Narmada Bachao ... More


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