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India’s Reforms: How They Produced Inclusive Growth

Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199915187
eISBN:
9780199933495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915187.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

While there is now consensus that liberalizing reforms have been behind the acceleration of growth in India to the current 8 to 9 percent level, critics continue to argue that opening the economy to ... More


Poverty and Employment

Mudit Kapoor and Rahul Ahluwalia

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/9780190236625.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the impact of economic growth and social programs on poverty and employment. Rapid poverty reduction has been one of the single biggest achievements of the state of Andhra ... More


Economic Status

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the economic status of judges, while noting that the determinations were made from discussions with the judges about their family backgrounds and from unobtrusive indicators. ... More


From Representation to Integration

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 provides an introduction to SCs as a group. It presents a historical overview of how quotas became an important policy tool for addressing social injustice in India, and notes primary ... More


Introduction: Trade, Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy

Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya

in India’s Reforms: How They Produced Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199915187
eISBN:
9780199933495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915187.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a concise summary of how the debate on Indian economic reforms has evolved and how the chapters in the volume advance that debate. It begins by stating that though an agreement ... More


Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Francesca R. Jensenius

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

India has one of the most extensive quota systems in the world: the reserved seats for the Scheduled Castes (SCs, the former “untouchables”) in the country’s legislative assemblies. Combining ... More


The State as Religious Gatekeeper: Human Rights, Resistance, and Indian Anti-Conversion Laws

Amar Khoday

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religious conversions in India inextricably implicate human rights. This chapter explores the legal and political aspects of the controversies surrounding such conversions. It argues that ... More


Growth and Development in Gujarat: An Overview

Archana Dholakia and Ravindra Dholakia

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/9780190236625.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter outlines the growth history of Gujarat and progress made on the social front since its inception in 1960. While its performance relative to the average of the country was fluctuating ... More


The Effects of Political Inclusion

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since 1950, SCs in India have been guaranteed a proportional presence in the country’s legislative assemblies. These quotas were designed with the explicit goal of integrating SCs into mainstream ... More


Status and Recognition

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 inquires into the status and recognition of India’s new SC elite: the socioeconomic profile of SC politicians compared to other politicians, and their relationship to other elites and to ... More


Quotas and Political Participation

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 examines changes in political participation among voters, focusing on a key indicator in the study of democracies: electoral turnout. Data on state election outcomes between 1974 and 2007 ... More


Installing Vulnerable Groups in Positions of Power

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

in Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the impact of mandated political representation (henceforth reservation) for women and lower castes in the position of village council leader (sarpanch) on the performance of ... More


Trade-Offs in Institutional Design

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 summarizes the empirical findings and argues that quotas for SCs have played an important role in breaking down the social barriers associated with the caste system. This success is only ... More


A New Political Elite

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 investigates the effects of quotas on the political participation of SCs at the elite level, by examining the integration of SCs into mainstream politics. Although India’s reserved ... More


Whose Representative?

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 focuses on the representational role of elected politicians in India—how they work, and whom they try to work for. It starts with an account of the daily work-routines of Indian ... More


Quotas and Development

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The distributive effects of quotas have been much debated. Using census data merged to the state assembly constituency level, chapter 4 examines changes in the overall level of development, and the ... More


Chipping Away at the Caste Hierarchy

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 8 is about recognition for SCs in Indian society, and how quotas have affected caste-based discrimination. After summarizing key findings in the literature on intragroup and intergroup ... More


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