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

Rob Jenkins, Loraine Kennedy, and Partha Mukhopadhyay (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097341
eISBN:
9780199082865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097341.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

India’s attempt to spur growth, boost exports, and create jobs by establishing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is a paradox: the policy represents an intensification of the country’s increasingly ... More


Maharashtra: Institutional Politics and the Framing of Resistance

Rohit Mujumdar and Benita Menezes

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/9780198097341.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Engaging with theory from the fields of planning and social movement studies, this chapter examines the tension between SEZ advocates and opponents in the state of Maharashtra. The focus is on the ... More


India’s SEZ Policy: The Political Implications of ‘Permanent Reform’

Rob Jenkins

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/9780198097341.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter assesses the process of ‘permanent reform’ to which India’s Special Economic Zone policy was subjected during the first six years following its introduction in 2005-06. It analyses the ... More


Uttar Pradesh: Contrasting Cases from the National Capital Region

Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar

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/9780198097341.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter compares two cases of SEZ implementation in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). It analyses key differences in the politics of land acquisition in two districts within UP: Gautam Buddha ... 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


Tamil Nadu: The Politics of Silence

M. Vijayabaskar

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/9780198097341.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Unlike many states, Tamil Nadu has experienced relatively little sustained, systematic, and effective resistance to land acquisition for SEZs. What combination of circumstances has produced this ... More


Connecting the DotsCase Studies

Lea Raible

in Human Rights Unbound: A Theory of Extraterritoriality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198863373
eISBN:
9780191895791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863373.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter illustrates the findings of this work with three case studies. It demonstrates how the understanding of extraterritoriality developed and defended here differs from and improves upon ... More


Opening to the Outside World

John W. Garver

in China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190261054
eISBN:
9780190261085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A sweeping reorientation of foreign relations under Deng Xiaoping started in 1978. Aware of the economic privation inflicted on the Chinese people by three decades of hyperindustrialization, Deng ... More


A Thermidorian Logic: The Nationalist Defeat as a Result of its Ideological Victory

Françoise Mengin

in Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264055
eISBN:
9780190492212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264055.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

After the Republic of China was de-recognized on the international arena in the 1970s, the Nationalist regime entered a Thermidorian phase, in which the counter-revolutionary plan of being the sole ... More


Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against “land grabs.” Dispossession without Development argues that beneath these conflicts lay a profound transformation in ... More


Development Strategies in India

Abdul Shaban

in Economic Geography: Volume 2: Urbanization, Industry, and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458424
eISBN:
9780199086764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458424.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

After the Independence, the first major task before the Government of India was to rebuild the shattered economy it inherited from the British colonial government. The Indian economy by 1947 had ... More


Global competitiveness and the rescaling of welfare: rescaling downwards while competing outwards?

Chris Holden and John Hudson

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses how governance is being rescaled by globalisation, arguing that some nation-states have tried to circumvent globalisation pressures by injecting small slices of their territory ... More


Communities resisting environmental injustice in India: philanthrocapitalism and incorporation of people’s movements

Eurig Scandrett, Dharmesh Shah, and Shweta Narayan

in Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447350835
eISBN:
9781447350880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350835.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

With the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister in 2014, opportunities for inward investment by global capital have flourished, generating resistance to its socio-environmental impact. Land ... More


‘The rich consume and the poor suffer the pollution’: environmental justice in the People’s Republic of China

Karen Bell

in Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

China, as a nominally socialist country that is famously beset with serious environmental problems, appears to contradict the theory that it is capitalism that has produced the global ecological ... More


Locational Politics of Land: Antagonistic Cooperation in Western Maharashtra

Sai Balakrishnan

in Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199495450
eISBN:
9780199097685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495450.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the locational aspect of the new wave of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in post-liberalization India. It argues that unlike the earlier Nehruvian era steel towns which aimed at ... More


Genesis of the Land Broker State

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains why the shift from state developmentalism to neoliberalism in India transformed the Rajasthan state government into a land broker state. During the developmentalist period, the ... More


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